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AfDB, Partners Announce New Initiative For Women

AfDB, Partners Announce New Initiative For Women

The Women in Ethics and Compliance in Africa network, (WECA), a new initiative creating a membership group for women executives and management leading the fight against corruption and non-compliance in business, made its debut at an online webinar co-hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB) recently. Its organisers, leaders from the AfDB, the Coalition for […]

A Decade After U.N.-Linked Cholera Outbreak, Haitians Demand Justice

A Decade After U.N.-Linked Cholera Outbreak, Haitians Demand Justice

In the middle of a coronavirus pandemic, it is another, more deadly disease that keeps 20-year-old Haitian Loubean Jean up at night – cholera. Jean was about to celebrate his 11th birthday in 2011 when his father was struck with cholera and died aged 49, leaving five children behind. Jean’s mother, who was also sickened […]

New Human Trafficking Routes Identified In Kenya

New Human Trafficking Routes Identified In Kenya

A new report has identified additional smuggling routes, once again revealing Kenya’s intricate web of extensive criminal activity with well established local and international networks. The report comes barely three months after the US Trafficking in Persons Report 2020, placed Kenya in the list of countries with the worst human trafficking trends in the world. […]

UN Women Reaffirms Support For Women Candidates

UN Women Reaffirms Support For Women Candidates

Ahead of the December 2020 senatorial election, the United Nations Women Liberia Country Office has reaffirmed its commitment of support for women candidates in the election, warning of an emergency in the Liberian Senate which risks having no female senator if none of the female candidates wins this December. The only female senator Liberia has […]

Catholic Bishops Conference Condemns Rising Rape Against Women, Children

Catholic Bishops Conference Condemns Rising Rape Against Women, Children

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Liberia (CABICOL) has joined voices speaking against the imposition of the death penalty as a means to curb the increasing waves of rape in Liberia. CABICOL is the assembly of the Catholic Bishops of Liberia who jointly exercise certain pastoral functions on behalf of the Christian Faithful of Liberia. In […]

Coronavirus Lockdowns Seen Increasing HIV Risk To Women And Girls

Coronavirus Lockdowns Seen Increasing HIV Risk To Women And Girls

Coronavirus lockdowns have hindered the fight against HIV infection in women and girls globally by limiting their access to education and protection from sexual violence, the United Nations warned on Monday. Governments’ focus on tackling the pandemic has also shifted attention and resources away from protecting vulnerable populations from HIV, according to a study by the Joint […]

Third Female Undergraduate Raped, Murdered In 2 Weeks

Third Female Undergraduate Raped, Murdered In 2 Weeks

The Oyo State Police Command has confirmed that another lady, a student of the Oke Ogun Polytechnic, Saki, Oyo State, Grace Oshiagwu, has been raped and murdered by suspected ritualists in Akinyele Local Government Area of the state. Oshiogwu’s rape and murder on Saturday brought to three the number of ladies who met with the […]

AW Gist (The Change Agents): Here We Go Again

AW Gist (The Change Agents): Here We Go Again

Just before you begin: This is a discussion between three social agents, three women involved in different social innovations who’ve been brought together to discuss the different issues they’ve solved, the different stories they’ve heard and how we all can become good influencers, good change agents. I hope this stirs a thing up as you […]

Child Labour, Marriages On Rise In Yemen As COVID Spreads-UN agency

Child Labour, Marriages On Rise In Yemen As COVID Spreads-UN agency

The U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday its work in Yemen was near a “potential breaking point” as coronavirus spreads in the war-damaged country, with rising numbers of families resorting to begging, child labour and marrying of children. Around 80 percent of Yemen’s malnourished population relies on humanitarian assistance, making it the world’s biggest humanitarian […]

Murders Targeting Women And Children In Some Parts Of Kenya

Murders Targeting Women And Children In Some Parts Of Kenya

A spate of killings targeting women and children in Nyandarua and Laikipia counties has sent shivers down the spines of residents. The murders follow a similar pattern — they happen past midnight and are executed by assailants who rarely steal anything. In most cases, the victims are hacked to death. The murderous gang usually dig […]

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