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Malaysian Mothers Fight Government Over ‘Sexist’ Citizenship Law

Malaysian Mothers Fight Government Over ‘Sexist’ Citizenship Law

Former Malaysian squash champion Choong Wai Li has a cabinet full of trophies from the five years she played for her country, but if her son were to inherit her sporting talents he would not be able to represent the nation. That is because Malaysia is one of 25 countries that do not give mothers […]

Nigeria Records 2.5m Unintended Pregnancies Annually

Nigeria Records 2.5m Unintended Pregnancies Annually

If good measures are taken, the annual number of unplanned births would decrease from 885,000 to 200,000 and the number of abortions would drop from 1.3 million to 287,000,” the official said. Due to what they described as unmet needs of contraceptives in Nigeria, health experts have said Nigeria annually records about 2.5 million cases […]

Tanzania To Offer Alternative Education For School Dropouts Including Pregnant Girls -official

Tanzania To Offer Alternative Education For School Dropouts Including Pregnant Girls -official

 Secondary school drop-outs in Tanzania will be offered the opportunity to resume studies in alternative colleges, the government said on Tuesday, part of a shift away from a disputed policy under which pregnant girls were expelled from school. Such expulsions had increased under the tenure of maverick President John Magufuli, who died in March, according […]

Chrissy Teigen Launches Campaign To Help Women With Fertility Struggles

Chrissy Teigen Launches Campaign To Help Women With Fertility Struggles

American cookbook author and former model Chrissy Teigen hopes to break the stigma around fertility struggles with a new campaign encouraging women to be more open about their troubles conceiving and seek necessary assistance. The 35-year-old television personality, who is married to singer John Legend, is launching the Fertility Out Loud Campaign during the April […]

Govt Says Pregnant Women Can Now Get Vaccine

Govt Says Pregnant Women Can Now Get Vaccine

The government says pregnant women can now get the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine. This follows recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO). Minister of Health Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda has confirmed this Numerous questions have been raised over the past week on who qualifies to receive the jab. While some vaccination centres are allowing breastfeeding and pregnant […]

UK Plans Paid Maternity Leave For Ministers To Promote Women In Politics

UK Plans Paid Maternity Leave For Ministers To Promote Women In Politics

 Britain will introduce its first formal maternity leave for ministers under a draft bill announced on Thursday that aims to protect new mothers and promote more women in politics. The new law will mean that female cabinet members can take up to six months’ paid leave while their job is covered. Women’s rights campaigners said the bill […]

Nigeria Pushes for Companionship in Labour To Improve Maternal Health Services

Nigeria Pushes for Companionship in Labour To Improve Maternal Health Services

“My husband was with me in the delivery room during the birth of our second child. His presence made the labour pain tolerable. It gave me a sense of calm as it had a psychological and emotional effect on me,” says Mrs Taliah Chukwuma, a businesswoman. “We were fortunate that the hospital where I delivered […]

Essential Women’s Health Services at Risk Amid Covid-19

Essential Women’s Health Services at Risk Amid Covid-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is setting back important progress on women’s health across Africa. There are many reasons for this, including lockdown restrictions which are keeping women at home, concerns about catching the virus, and the closure of women’s health services. These problems are not simple ones, but they to be acknowledged and addressed. In my […]

Gambians To Protest Against Rising Maternal Deaths

Gambians To Protest Against Rising Maternal Deaths

Having registered series of maternal deaths in The Gambia, a group of concern Gambians called Mbama Care Foundation in partnership with Gambian Women’s Lives Matter will hold a peaceful protest today 23 September 2020 at Westfield. This is on the heels of the growing number of maternal deaths in The Gambia leading growing fear and […]

Lack of Convenient Facilities For Working Mothers Has Long-Term Effects

Lack of Convenient Facilities For Working Mothers Has Long-Term Effects

When a woman gives birth in Rwanda, she is entitled to a three-month maternity leave that may include pre and post-partum leave. After three months, when she returns to work, she is allowed to take one hour among the working hours to check on and breastfeed her baby, as stipulated by the Law establishing and […]

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