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Tanzania: New Clubs Formed to Tackle FGM in Mara Region

Tanzania: New Clubs Formed to Tackle FGM in Mara Region

Ten new clubs have been formed to fight female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage in Tarime District, Mara Region. The clubs involve school and out of school girls as well as young mothers, according to Mr Kambibi Kamugisha, the Project Coordinator at Children’s Dignity Forum (CDF), a local NGO leading on-going campaigns against FGM, […]

Women Challenged To Access Their Roles In Development Programmes

Women Challenged To Access Their Roles In Development Programmes

Women have been called on to reflect on their role in different government development programmes. The call was made by the Minister for Gender and Family Promotion, Dr Diane Gashumba, on Sunday, during a general assembly of the City of Kigali Women’s Council. She observed that Rwanda had put in place good legislation which gives […]

Science and Technology Holds Women In Science Awards Ceremony

Science and Technology Holds Women In Science Awards Ceremony

Dr Mlambo-Ngcuka to deliver keynote address at Women in Science Awards gala dinner in Sandton As part of celebrating Women’s Month, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) will host the Women in Science Awards ceremony at the Hilton Hotel, in Sandton, on Thursday, 11 August 2016. Through these awards, the DST recognises and rewards […]

South Africa: Western Cape Hosts Female Entrepreneur Awards in Paarl, 11 Aug

South Africa: Western Cape Hosts Female Entrepreneur Awards in Paarl, 11 Aug

The Western Cape’s top women in agriculture will be announced this week. As part of its Women’s Month campaign, the Western Cape Government will host the Female Entrepreneur Awards in Paarl on Thursday, 11 August. The competition is a joint effort between the National Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) and the provincial Department […]

Toyin Saraki Launches 10 Breastfeeding Centres

Toyin Saraki Launches 10 Breastfeeding Centres

Mrs Toyin Saraki, wife of the Senate President and President of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), an NGO dedicated to reducing maternal and infant mortality rates in Nigeria, has launched 10 breastfeeding initiative steps for both mothers and healthcare givers as part of the activities lined up to mark the World  Breastfeeding Week.   A […]

Rwanda: Women Of Will Africa – Transforming Lives Through Resilience

Rwanda: Women Of Will Africa – Transforming Lives Through Resilience

The 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi left over one million Rwandans dead. Children were orphaned while in some cases entire families were completely wiped out. The Genocide left a dark cloud that many predicted doom and despair for the survivors. But 22 years later, it is a story of victory and resilience which is closely […]

Tanzania: Women Trained To Hold Managerial Positions

Tanzania: Women Trained To Hold Managerial Positions

 A programme has been inaugurated to attract more women to management positions, decision-making processes and on boards of directors of companies. Under the Female Future Programme, launched by the Association of Tanzania Employers (Ate) and the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO), women will be trained on leadership, rhetoric and board competence. Thirty-three women from 17 […]

Zimbabwe: Government Hails Businesswomen

Zimbabwe: Government Hails Businesswomen

Bianca Leboho Herald Reporter Businesswomen who excel in their enterprises vindicate Government’s gender policy that treats women as equal with men, Minister of State in Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko’s Office Cde Tabetha Kanengoni-Malinga has said. She implored businesswomen to continue excelling in sectors that were previously dominated by men. Minister Kanengoni-Malinga made the remarks at […]

Tanzania: Sh4.3 Billion For Female Engineers

Tanzania: Sh4.3 Billion For Female Engineers

 The Norwegian government will provide Sh4.3 billion over the next five years to support professional development of 150 female engineers. Deputy Minister for Works Edwin Ngonyani said: “This is the second support from the Norwegian government for professional development of female graduate engineers. The last support was provided in 2010, when the Norwegian government disbursed […]

Tanzania: Partners Launch Project To Safeguard Girls’ Rights In Mara, Mwanza

Tanzania: Partners Launch Project To Safeguard Girls’ Rights In Mara, Mwanza

 Several international and local partners have jointly launched the second phase of a project dubbed Mobilising Action to Safeguard the Rights of girls in Tanzania. The project is designed to curb multiple forms of gender based violence (GBV) in three districts of Mara and Mwanza regions. The targeted districts are Tarime, Musoma and Ilemela. The […]