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Maasai Women Unchain Traditions, Use Culture To Venture Into Ecotourism

Maasai Women Unchain Traditions, Use Culture To Venture Into Ecotourism

Retrogressive cultural practices such as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and early child marriage have, over the years, entangled women in Laikipia County in their pursuit for economic empowerment and advancement in education. But a group of 200 Maasai women has unchained those traditional practices by venturing in ecotourism, an activity that has immensely improved the […]

Polaris Bank To Empower Female Entrepreneurs

Polaris Bank To Empower Female Entrepreneurs

Polaris Bank has pledged that its Polaris Pearl account will equip women entrepreneurs with the requisite knowledge, skills, and support to run their businesses profitably. The bank announced that following from its interaction with women across the country, it has discovered that most of them are unable to access finance to either stabilise or scale […]

Empowering Women Through Gender Equality

Empowering Women Through Gender Equality

As Zimbabwe’s 40th Independence anniversary draws close, the need arises to reflect on milestones so far achieved on women empowerment through Government’s efforts since 1980. Since time immemorial, women have managed to keep their heads above the rising tornadoes of their existence by defying societal restrictions that allow men, as human deities, to be in […]

President Barrow Promises Special Attention On Women in 2020 Budget

President Barrow Promises Special Attention On Women in 2020 Budget

President promised that women issues will command special attention in government’s budgetary plans in the 2020 fiscal year. “I assure that my office will give full support to any Cabinet Paper emanating from your Ministry. Whatever we do not provide for you, know that the issue is beyond our means,” President Barrow said. According to […]

Arlan Hamilton Is Breaking Barriers And Empowering The Next Level Of Black Female Investors

Arlan Hamilton Is Breaking Barriers And Empowering The Next Level Of Black Female Investors

For Arlan Hamilton, investors are made, not born. While she believes that some people have an innate nature to become investors, she also recognizes black women who take a different path or start from humble beginnings. Regardless of your background, Hamilton has plenty of advice for black women who are getting started as investors. Here, […]

Genocide Survivor Aims To Empower Women

Genocide Survivor Aims To Empower Women

Safi Mukundwa knows what it means to be young, fearful and desperate. Mukundwa was just 8 years old when she hid among bloodied bodies, emerging as the only one in her family to survive the 1994 genocide that swept through Rwanda, including her Western Province hometown of Kibuye. She remembers the man who killed her […]

Red Cross Empowers 184 Women In Various Skills

Red Cross Empowers 184 Women In Various Skills

Graduates of the 8th Cycle of the Liberia National Red Cross Society’s (LNRCS) Women Integration (WIN) project, attentively listening to the various speakers. A renowned Liberian Registered Nurse (RN), Roslyn Nugba Ballah, has called on Liberian women and young girls to take advantage of opportunities that will bring about self-empowerment, which leads to self-sustainability and […]

NPA Pledges Women Empowerment In Maritime Sector

NPA Pledges Women Empowerment In Maritime Sector

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has stated that the organisation is fully committed to the welfare of women especially those in the maritime sub sector. Usman, who spoke at the 2019 MMS Hall of Famers’ Day and a night of Empowerment in Lagos, called on women in all […]

Sew Easy Workshop Is Helping Women To Be Self-Employed

Sew Easy Workshop Is Helping Women To Be Self-Employed

In efforts to reduce high unemployment rate, promote self-employment and job creation among women, two partners, Folashade Dan-Oketola and Nwakaego Abuah, professionals in dressmaking have decided to empower Nigerian women through their Sew Easy Workshop online platform. This platform is to simplify the acquisition of dressmaking skills.   Speaking on the online dressmaking academy, Folashade […]

MAKING IT BETTER : The Psychology Behind Women Blaming And Shaming Other Women

MAKING IT BETTER : The Psychology Behind Women Blaming And Shaming Other Women

‘Woman’s lip bitten off by the girlfriend of the man who gave her a free ride’; that was the headline to a recent story in one of the dailies. It immediately made me think of the numerous stories in the papers, on the radio, on TV reality shows, real life crime stories and one of […]

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