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LOUD WHISPERS: The Stranger

LOUD WHISPERS: The Stranger

Dapo should have seen it coming. He should have known, the moment she walked into a church for a wedding ceremony ten years ago, that a time like this would come. He had gone to attend the wedding of the daughter of one of his older friends. Just before the sermon was about to begin, […]

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 […]

New Directives On GBV Fight Issued in Z’bar

New Directives On GBV Fight Issued in Z’bar

IN the wake of rise in gender-based violence, President Hussein Ali Mwinyi has issued new directives to the government executives to make a self-assessment on how they reinforce efforts to free the Island of the scourge. “We should not conclude that we have failed in our plans which were set in January this year against […]

UN Women Urges Comprehensive Interventions to End Violence

UN Women Urges Comprehensive Interventions to End Violence

THE public has been advised to develop comprehensive interventions for prevention and responses to sexual harassment and other gender-based violence in public places. The advice was given here yesterday by UN Women’s Program Specialist on Ending Violence against Women and Girls, Ms Lucy Tesha during the opening of a training of trainers on mental health […]

Canada Looks To Women To Bolster Trades Amid Post-Pandemic Labour Shortage

Canada Looks To Women To Bolster Trades Amid Post-Pandemic Labour Shortage

A shortage of skilled workers is intensifying in Canada, potentially threatening the pace of the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and that has policymakers looking at a largely untapped market for new construction workers: Women. But attracting and retaining women in the skilled trades has long proven difficult, with tradeswomen and advocates citing challenges […]

Angry and Traumatized, Britney Spears Calls conservatorship Abusive

Angry and Traumatized, Britney Spears Calls conservatorship Abusive

An emotional Britney Spears on Wednesday called the 13-year-long conservatorship that has controlled her life stupid and abusive, saying she felt traumatized and angry and wanted her life back. In a statement of more than 20 minutes, pop star Spears, 39, told the Los Angeles judge overseeing the arrangement that she wanted it to end. […]

South African Women Risk Assault To Reach Work As Taxi Violence Surges

South African Women Risk Assault To Reach Work As Taxi Violence Surges

Activists say women are particularly vulnerable in a country where a sexual offence is committed every 10 minutes * Violence between taxi firms has left thousands stranded * Women are at risk walking long distances to and from work * Activists have called for more police and community engagement South African language tutor Debbie Odumuko […]

Wole Soyinka Centre Trains 21 Female Reporters On SGBV

Wole Soyinka Centre Trains 21 Female Reporters On SGBV

The annual fellowship which started in 2017 is tagged Female Reporters’ Leadership Programme (FRLP). The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ), on Monday, started training for 21 female reporters on leadership skills and ways to report Sexual and Gender-Based Violence. The annual fellowship which started in 2017 is tagged Female Reporters’ Leadership Programme (FRLP). […]

Kenya’s First Female Radiopharmaceutical Scientist

Kenya’s First Female Radiopharmaceutical Scientist

Dr Elizabeth Itotia, 29, has swallowed many bitter pills in her path to becoming the first female radiopharmaceutical scientist in Kenya, a feat confirmed by the Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya. We meet the bubbly Dr Itotia at Kenyatta University Teaching, Research Referral Hospital (KUTRRH), where she has been working for the past few months since […]

Gender Commission Calls for Mining Reforms

Gender Commission Calls for Mining Reforms

Women inclusion in the mining sector value chain hinges on legal reforms to promote decent work, equality, and gender mainstreaming says the Zimbabwe Gender Commission. ZGC, commissioner Naome Chimbetete decried the lack of involvement of women in mining as an indictment on policymakers, as she called for progressive reforms to promote equal opportunities for participation. […]

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