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Don’t Let Your Age Bother You

Don’t Let Your Age Bother You

There’s a notion in the professional world — especially in Silicon Valley — that once you’re in your 40s or older, age becomes something to hide. For women, unfortunately, this is business as usual. As a woman, and a business leader in Silicon Valley, I’d like to challenge the concept that growing older means somehow […]

VP Howard-Taylor Launches Women On Boards Network Liberia

VP Howard-Taylor Launches Women On Boards Network Liberia

An initiative meant to drive forward the diversity agenda by encouraging and enabling more women to become actively involved in decision-making spaces, including boards across all sectors in Liberia, has been launched in Monrovia. The Women on Boards Network of Liberia (WOBNL), which took over from the Women on Boards Taskforce, was initiated to gather […]

East African Community Finally Inaugurates Gender Policy

East African Community Finally Inaugurates Gender Policy

THE East African Community (EAC) Secretariat has launched Gender Policy that seeks to usher in an inclusive community, and guarantees equal rights and opportunities for all people in the public. Launching it here at the EAC Headquarters, the EAC Gender Policy has been developed to provide guidance on how to institutionalise gender strategies in the […]

African Countries Urged To Toughen Laws On Female Genital Mutilation

African Countries Urged To Toughen Laws On Female Genital Mutilation

Millions of girls in Africa are at risk of female genital mutilation because their governments are failing to enforce laws banning the internationally condemned practice, campaigners said on Thursday. Six countries which are home to 16 million girls – Chad, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Somalia and Sudan – still do not even criminalise FGM, according […]

Minister Jeff Radebe Hosts Women In Energy Dialogue As Part Of Women’s Month

Minister Jeff Radebe Hosts Women In Energy Dialogue As Part Of Women’s Month

In celebrating women’s month the Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe will host the Women in Energy dialogue under the theme “100 years of Albertina Sisulu: Women United in Moving South Africa Forward.”  The topic of the day will focus and reflect on transformation of the Energy Sector with more emphasis on concrete mechanisms and programmes […]

Lack Of Ethics Promotes Gender Based Violence

Lack Of Ethics Promotes Gender Based Violence

IT HAS BEEN established that causes of gender-based violence vary, but it is no hyperbole to advance the thesis that the manifestation of widespread gender-based violence in this country is symptomatic of what’s lacking. A lack of strong ethical values could be cause number one. Therefore, the antithesis to address gender-based violence should be to […]

Is Your To-Do List Getting Longer?

Is Your To-Do List Getting Longer?

Regardless of the intentions you set for your work day or week, it can be difficult to complete all of the tasks you plan on checking off your to-do list in a set amount of time. Little things come up, from emails that require responses to troubleshooting requests from colleagues to personal matters. Pretty soon, you’ve gotten […]

European MPs Call On Tanzania To Address Family Planning Issues

European MPs Call On Tanzania To Address Family Planning Issues

 A network of members of parliaments from across Europe, who are committed to protecting sexual and reproductive health of the world’s most vulnerable people, has called on Tanzania to work on family planning issues for the country to easily transform into the middle income economy. The network, grouped under the The European Parliament Forum on […]

Presidential Gala Awards Honor 13 Outstanding Women For Giant Strides In Development And Empowerment

Presidential Gala Awards Honor 13 Outstanding Women For Giant Strides In Development And Empowerment

Thirteen distinguished local and international personalities have been honoured – in recognition of their roles in the promotion of gender justice– at a Presidential Gala Dinner Awards Night in Accra on July 5, 2018. The Awardees included Melanie Thaddae Kasise, Dr. Elsie Kaufmann, Ms Claudia Lumor, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku and Dr Nelson Aluya of […]

Millions Of East African Girls Flee Violence

Millions Of East African Girls Flee Violence

 MORE than 2,5 million girls have been forced to flee their homes across Eastern Africa. They are in urgent need of protection, according to findings by World Vision, the humanitarian aid, development and advocacy organisation. “We met dozens of girls across 10 countries who have been forced to abandon their education because they were driven […]