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Companies, Not Poor, Get Most COVID-19 Aid In Developing World, says study

Companies, Not Poor, Get Most COVID-19 Aid In Developing World, says study

 Developing countries have used most of their COVID-19 recovery funds to bail out big business, neglecting millions of people who have been pushed into poverty including cash-in-hand workers, women and the disabled, a study showed on Thursday. In eight countries, an average of 63% of pandemic-related state aid went to big businesses, while 26% went […]

Conakry Hairdressers Dispense Cut-And-Dried Contraceptive Advice To Women

Conakry Hairdressers Dispense Cut-And-Dried Contraceptive Advice To Women

Fatoumatah Bah is cornered. Sitting in front of a tinsel-ringed mirror in Miskaa Salon, her head is bent forward, two women at work braiding twists into her hair. She will be stuck in the chair for at least three hours. It is a good moment to pounce. Fatoumatah Kamara, 20, an apprentice hairdresser in a […]

Critical Moment For Family Planning As Funds Come Under Pressure

Critical Moment For Family Planning As Funds Come Under Pressure

Countries with the lowest take-up of contraception will need to increase spending on family planning to meet international targets. At the halfway point of Family Planning 2020 (FP2020), an ambitious initiative to increase access to modern contraception for 120 million more women and girls in 69 target countries, organisers said national governments need to allocate […]

Over-Populated Or Under-Developed? The Real Story Of Population Growth

Over-Populated Or Under-Developed? The Real Story Of Population Growth

Global population hit 7.3 billion midway through 2015, an increase of 2 billion since 1990. It will continue to climb steadily, according to forecasters, reaching 8.5 billion in 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050, and 11.2 billion in 2100. But there is more to the population story than unprecedented numbers. The rate of growth is continuing […]

2016 List of Scholarships for African women and Developing Countries

2016 List of Scholarships for African women and Developing Countries

A number of organisations encourage women empowerment through education at different levels by offering specific scholarships for African women from Africa and developing countries. Although women looking for scholarships can as well apply for other scholarship programmes that are non-gender specific, there are sponsorship programmes that reduce the competition by offering their scholarship programmes solely […]