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$80 Million Raised To Fight Ebola In DRC

$80 Million Raised To Fight Ebola In DRC

The World Bank, supported by Japan, Germany and Australia, has allocated up to U.S. $80 million in grants over the next six months to help fight Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The grants will cover more than half the cost of the DRC government’s drive to end the current Ebola outbreak. The […]

Northern Uganda Creates New Model Phone For Easy Farming

Northern Uganda Creates New Model Phone For Easy Farming

A new farming model to overturn peasantry farming in Uganda is coming on board with concerted effort from agricultural experts establishing Agricultural Park in northern Uganda for embracement of corporate farming. The concept of Agriculture Parks as a strategy for established farming can be used to protect farmland and create access to land for farmers […]

Equality Based On Gender And Female Empowerment Is A Core Development Objective

Equality Based On Gender And Female Empowerment Is A Core Development Objective

Equality based on gender and female empowerment is a core development objective. This can be considered as a fundamental factor in the realization of human rights and effective and sustainable development outcomes. According to the World Bank (World Bank, 2015), gender equality is achieved when both men and women enjoy the same socio-economic rights and […]

Be The Lady In Red – Don’t Be Afraid To Stand Out

Be The Lady In Red – Don’t Be Afraid To Stand Out

1. Don’t be afraid to stand out. Be “the lady in red.” Regardless of the industry, women bring qualities to a project that men may not possess. For example, I inherited my grandmother’s keen attention to detail. For her, “detail” had her designing rooms with built-in vacuum cleaners, walls covered in velvet wallpaper and meticulous […]

Rural Women Share Experiences In Farming, Governance

Rural Women Share Experiences In Farming, Governance

The women participated in a crash planting demonstration of cabbage A group of women Councilors from the Eastern Region of Sierra Leone have ended a two-day learning and exchange visit to their counterparts in Kabala, Koinadugu District, in the North of the country. The women from the East, mainly drawn from the women in governance […]

Girls’ Mentorship – The Game Changer

Girls’ Mentorship – The Game Changer

The Global Gender Gap Index was first introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006 as a framework for capturing the magnitude of gender-based disparities and tracking their progress over time. It does this by looking across four thematic dimensions: Economic Participation and Opportunity Educational Attainment Health and Survival Political Empowerment. It also provides country […]

Dear Fighter, You Have Come This Far

Dear Fighter, You Have Come This Far

Hey babe, There is so much you have done so far. You have come this far. You have cried, you have carried your shoes, buckled it and ran the race. You have changed the status-quo, you have carried yourself to places you never thought you could get to. When they came at you and said […]

Women Are Good Industrialists – TAFOPA

Women Are Good Industrialists – TAFOPA

TANZANIA Food Processing Association (TAFOPA) has said women should not be left behind in implementing industrialisation agenda. The call was made at a time when over 20,000 women have been trained in various fields on food processing across the country thus cutting post-harvest loss. TAFOPA Chairperson Ms Suzy Simon said they are determined to help […]

The Challenges Of Women In The East African Region

The Challenges Of Women In The East African Region

 The Aga Khan University (AKU) Medical College in collaboration with the Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS) and Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (Muhas) yesterday organised a two-day Symposium on “Women’s Health in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Agenda ” in the city. The symposium, which brought together the research community, policymakers, civil society, […]

Gender Ministry Creates Jobs For 92 Rural People In Namibia

Gender Ministry Creates Jobs For 92 Rural People In Namibia

 In the quest to create employment and create self-reliance, the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare created jobs for 92 rural people, predominantly women, in Omusati and Oshikoto regions. The ministry donated equipment towards 44 income generating activities in the two regions to a tune of over N$900 000. Twenty-five (25) projects in Omusati […]