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Why Girls Continue To Experience Violence At South African Schools

Why Girls Continue To Experience Violence At South African Schools

Girls experience gender and sexual violence in schools around the world, and South Africa is no exception. Research has shown how learners, and girls, in particular, are vulnerable to violence. Despite the country’s political response to violence against women and girls, school-going girls struggle with male violence in and out of school. Learners who are victimised at school […]

18 Army Generals Test Positive for Covid-19

18 Army Generals Test Positive for Covid-19

At least 18 Nigerian Army Generals have tested positive for COVID-19, military sources said yesterday. The infected military officers, according to Channels Television, were said to have had contact with the late Maj. Gen. Olu Irefin who died from COVID-19 complications last week. According to the sources, the affected senior army officers were attendees of […]

Migrants Story – Heart Breaking Story Of Female Migrant Students In Zimbabwe

Migrants Story – Heart Breaking Story Of Female Migrant Students In Zimbabwe

Every year, thousands of migrants risk their lives on a treacherous journey from their countries to Zimbabwe in search of educational opportunities at various tertiary institutions around the country. Despite Zimbabweans being known for their warm reception to foreigners, the story is different for female students who are reportedly subjected to all forms of harassment […]

The Gender Skills Gap Is Getting Even Worse, Says New Research

The Gender Skills Gap Is Getting Even Worse, Says New Research

Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a nonprofit that aims to get more women involved in tech, characterizes herself as one of “the lost girls.” While she recognized that engineering positions were often the most lucrative ones, she felt too intimidated to pursue them. “I convinced myself that I wasn’t good at […]

Call for a feminist UN Secretary-General!

Call for a feminist UN Secretary-General!

It’s time for change…  We believe that a woman Secretary-General must lead the United Nations. After the appointment of eight male Secretaries-General, a female Secretary-General is urgently needed to foster gender equality in the leadership of the UN. Beyond ensuring that the next UN Secretary-General is a woman, we believe that the successful candidate must […]

You Can Be Feminine and Fabulous AND a Great Leader!

You Can Be Feminine and Fabulous AND a Great Leader!

It is 2016, and women still face gender bias when it comes to being taken seriously as a leader. Not only do gender biases against women leaders arise from how women actually lead, but also from how women appear. While the business suit for men is a clear-cut symbol of professionalism for men, the norms […]