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LOUD WHISPERS: Efuru@50 And Flora Nwapa’s Feminist Legacy

LOUD WHISPERS: Efuru@50 And Flora Nwapa’s Feminist Legacy

Let me apologise in advance to anyone reading this, who has not read Flora Nwapa’s book Efuru, or any of her other books. My challenge to you is, after reading this, please look for a copy of Efuru. It is one of the greatest books ever written by an African woman, and it heralded a […]

How To Fight Subtle Sexism At Work Like A (Lady) Boss

How To Fight Subtle Sexism At Work Like A (Lady) Boss

  A man interrupts you as you’re trying to explain an idea at work. You sit down at a meeting only to be told by a male superior that you’re best suited to take notes. You somehow are always the one who gets stuck organizing the office birthday party and running around trying to find […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Who Is A Witch?

LOUD WHISPERS: Who Is A Witch?

Last week, there were reports and bizarre photographs from Delta State, Nigeria, concerning an alleged witch. The ‘witch’ looked very ill, and was either pregnant or had a massive tumour in her stomach which could indicate any number of serious ailments.  She was lynched by a local mob for ‘stealing someone’s pregnancy’. We all grew […]

Egypt’s Statue Honouring Soldiers Gets Tongues Wagging As Depicting Unwanted Advance On Women

Egypt’s Statue Honouring Soldiers Gets Tongues Wagging As Depicting Unwanted Advance On Women

The sculpture, titled “Mother of the Martyr,” depicts a slender peasant woman, a traditional artistic representation of Egypt, with her arms outstretched. A helmeted soldier is standing behind her, looking over her shoulder with his arms wrapped around her. According to Africa News Agency, A provincial governor in Egypt has ordered changes to a sculpture […]

Women Matter Africa Report: Representation Of African Women In The Private And Public Sectors

Women Matter Africa Report: Representation Of African Women In The Private And Public Sectors

Drawing on research undertaken at over 200 African companies and interviews with more than 30 women leaders across the continent, McKinsey & Company’s latest report on Africa, Women Matter Africa, highlights that the continent has taken big strides regarding women’s representation in the private and public sectors.   SOME KEY FINDINGS IN WOMEN MATTER AFRICA REPORT: In the […]

Fresh Two Thirds Gender Rule Bid Goes Before Kenya’s Senate

Fresh Two Thirds Gender Rule Bid Goes Before Kenya’s Senate

Nairobi — A fresh attempt to achieve gender parity in elective positions will be made on Thursday when a Motion to table a Bill on the two thirds gender rule, sponsored by nominated Senator Judith Sijeny is presented before the Senate. Speaking during a media briefing Wednesday morning, Gender Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki emphasised the […]

Over 250 Marginalised Women in Africa to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Over 250 Marginalised Women in Africa to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

More than 250 marginalised women in Africa will later this year climb Mount Kilimanjaro to advocate women’s rights towards accessing natural resources, an official said on Sunday. Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. The summit on Mount Kilimanjaro is called Uhuru Peak, and stands at […]

Zimbabwean Women Smuggled And Sold As Wives In South Africa

Zimbabwean Women Smuggled And Sold As Wives In South Africa

It is believed more and more people are fleeing Robert Mugabe’s increasingly repressive regime. One South African former border control official told us crossings into the country had gone up 35% recently, while several of the illegal entrants spoke of “hundreds” crossing every day. Many are entering South Africa along the Limpopo River, which is mostly a […]

There Really Is No Difference In Intelligence Between Men And Women

There Really Is No Difference In Intelligence Between Men And Women

A recent study compared the intelligence of men and women. But are we facing the wrong direction on this issue? Look on the Internet, on social media and in nearly any comedy club and you’ll find people saying how stupid the opposite sex is. Some web sites actually focus on why men are better than […]

Saudi Arabia Just Created a Division for Women in Sports

Saudi Arabia Just Created a Division for Women in Sports

In what is already shaping to be a monumental summer for Arab women in sports, Princess Reema bint Bandar Al-Saud has been officially appointed as the Vice President for Women’s Affairs of the General Sports Authority in Saudi Arabia Monday, according to the Saudi Council of Ministers. Four years ago, two Saudi women athletes, Sarah […]

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