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LOUD WHISPERS: A Day Will Come

LOUD WHISPERS: A Day Will Come

For a few seconds, Temi thought she was going to pass out. Everything and everyone was a blur. People around her were talking loudly, laughing, exchanging greetings and saying things to her. Her cousin Maggie was trying to whisper something in her ear. The loudspeakers were blaring and she could barely make out what the […]

World Book and Copyright Day: The Book, The Missing Girls And The Change Agenda

World Book and Copyright Day: The Book, The Missing Girls And The Change Agenda

Today, April 23rd, is designated World Book and Copyright Day by the United Nations. On this day, two years ago, Port Harcourt, Nigeria became UNESCO World Book Capital City (WBCC). The WBCC title is a ‘symbolic nomination to a city in recognition of its efforts in promoting books and reading’. The city holds this title […]

Ms Jacqueline Nyapendi Assumes Leadership Of Young African Women Congress

Ms Jacqueline Nyapendi Assumes Leadership Of Young African Women Congress

Ms Jacqueline Nyapendi, the first Global President of Young African Women Congress (YAWC) assumes office on Friday. YAWC Network is a fraternity of young women of African descent living in Africa and the Diaspora who seek to be empowered and be themselves. According to Ms Nyapendi, the members are change makers for leadership and development […]

Ginsburg Movies ‘RBG’ And ‘On The Basis Of Sex’ Re-released To Support Women’s Rights

Ginsburg Movies ‘RBG’ And ‘On The Basis Of Sex’ Re-released To Support Women’s Rights

Two films about late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg are being re-released in U.S. movie theatres with proceeds going to support women’s rights groups, producers said on Tuesday. Documentary “RBG,” which cemented Ginsburg’s unlikely status as a pop-culture hero, and biographical movie “On the Basis of Sex,” both from 2018, will be back in […]

SA Cabinet Reiterates Determination To Win GBVF Fight

SA Cabinet Reiterates Determination To Win GBVF Fight

Cabinet has reiterated its determination to fight gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) by strengthening the law and providing psychosocial support and advocacy programmes within communities. Based on data obtained through the South African Police Service (SAPS), the government has identified 30 GBVF hotspots around the country. “Cabinet has assured the affected communities that working with […]

Over 200,000 Active Covid-19 Cases Across Continent After 13.3 Million Tests

Over 200,000 Active Covid-19 Cases Across Continent After 13.3 Million Tests

As of September 25, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,437,576. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 34,706, and recoveries 1,184,963. 217,905 cases are currently active and 13,371,886 tests have been performed. South Africa has the most reported cases – 667,049, with deaths numbering 16,283. Other most-affected countries include Egypt […]

Banks, Insurance Companies, Others To Join Labour’s Strike

Banks, Insurance Companies, Others To Join Labour’s Strike

The National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees (NUBIFIE) has directed that all workers within its purview follow suit and embark on the planned nationwide which is slated to commence on Monday, September 28, 2020 This directive was disclosed in a statement made available to THISDAY yesterday and was signed by the General […]

Kenya’s Top Judge Advises Parliament To Dissolve Over Lack Of Women

Kenya’s Top Judge Advises Parliament To Dissolve Over Lack Of Women

Kenya’s top judge advised President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday to dissolve the country’s male-dominated parliament, saying lawmakers had failed to meet a constitutional provision which would allow for one-third of seats to be occupied by women. Despite Kenya’s 2010 constitution stating that no more than two-thirds of any elected or appointed body can be of […]

Hate Crime Laws Should Protect Women, UK Legal Regulator says

Hate Crime Laws Should Protect Women, UK Legal Regulator says

Misogyny should be made a hate crime in England and Wales, the independent body that recommends legal change said on Wednesday, as it launched a consultation on updating hate crime laws. The Law Commission said the proposal would give women specific protection from crimes such as assault and harassment where they were targeted on the […]

Yemi Alade Becomes United Nations Goodwill Ambassador

Yemi Alade Becomes United Nations Goodwill Ambassador

Nigerian pop star Yemi Alade called on Wednesday for coronavirus recovery plans to focus more on women, particularly in her home country, saying she planned to use a new role as a United Nations goodwill ambassador to help vulnerable people. Alade, 31, joined a list of celebrities including actor Antonio Banderas and footballer Didier Drogba […]

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