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Family Planning Is Women Empowerment

Family Planning Is Women Empowerment

Women are one of the important resources of any nation and society. Women have the right and capacity to work, earn and fend for themselves and their family according to the constitution of Nigeria. However, the reproductive gender roles of women have positioned them in a situation of having selected the option to choose in […]

LOUD WHISPERS: A Day Will Come

LOUD WHISPERS: A Day Will Come

For a few seconds, Temi thought she was going to pass out. Everything and everyone was a blur. People around her were talking loudly, laughing, exchanging greetings and saying things to her. Her cousin Maggie was trying to whisper something in her ear. The loudspeakers were blaring and she could barely make out what the […]

Family Planning Is women Empowerment {Part 2}

Family Planning Is women Empowerment {Part 2}

We have earlier discussed how making an informed decision on when to have children, child spacing and child Limit could be a form of empowerment for women. We also learnt the importance of planned parenting on improving quality of life for women and children. These are not possible without the use of contraceptives especially during […]

BRAC Liberia Empowers 750 Poor Rural Women In Bong, Margibi Counties

BRAC Liberia Empowers 750 Poor Rural Women In Bong, Margibi Counties

Garmia Flomo, 34, a single mother of four children living in Horton Farm, Canta Community in Margibi County worked as a sundry worker on a construction site to feed her children. But since the inception of the BRAC Liberia Ultra-Poor Program two years ago, she has been rearing pigs and involved in the buying and […]

Malawi’s New Female Cabinet Ministers Vow To Push For Jobs For Women

Malawi’s New Female Cabinet Ministers Vow To Push For Jobs For Women

Malawi’s newly-elected President Lazarus Chakwera has appointed women to a record 12 of 31 cabinet positions, with the new female leaders vowing to use their roles to help other women. Women now hold 39% of the ministerial and deputy minister roles in the cabinet appointed by Chakwera, 65, who unseated Peter Mutharika in a re-run presidential election […]

UN Calls For End To Practices Threatening Women, Girls Worldwide

UN Calls For End To Practices Threatening Women, Girls Worldwide

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has called for urgent action to stop female genital mutilation, child marriage and other harmful practices carried out against millions of women and girls around the world each year. UNFPA made that call as it presented its State of the World Population report from UN headquarters in Geneva Monday. […]

Japan To Delay ‘Womenomics’ Target For Female Leaders By Up To A Decade

Japan To Delay ‘Womenomics’ Target For Female Leaders By Up To A Decade

Japan will delay by up to a decade its target to raise the percentage of women in leadership posts to 30% – part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s campaign to empower women – after failing to hit the deadline this year, domestic media have reported. Abe’s policies to boost the role of women in the […]

Groups Of Youths, Women, Disabled Get Over 480m/- Interest-Free Loan In Tanzania

Groups Of Youths, Women, Disabled Get Over 480m/- Interest-Free Loan In Tanzania

SUMBAWANGA Municipal Council in Rukwa Region has issued a 488,340,500/- interest-free loan to groups of youth, women and people living with disabilities (PLWDs) in 2019/20. The loan is in line with directives issued by the Ministry of State in the President’s Office (Regional Administrations and Local Government) countrywide to loan the youth, women and PLWDs […]

Women’s Participation In Energy Sector Equals Empowerment

Women’s Participation In Energy Sector Equals Empowerment

 Aïssata Ba, the 45-year-old widow and mother of seven children, has been practising market gardening for the past 30 years in Lompoul Sur Mer village in the Niayes area of north-west Senegal. For many women in the village, endowed with fertile soil and favourable climate, it is the primary source of income throughout the year. […]

Orange Liberia Supports The Screening Of 7,000 Women Cervical Cancer

Orange Liberia Supports The Screening Of 7,000 Women Cervical Cancer

In celebration of International Women’s Day which was recognized internationally on 8th March 2020. Orange Liberia, under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) department, launched its sponsorship of local Liberian NGO Public Health Initiative Liberia (PHIL) in their efforts to prevent, detect, and treat very early stages of cervical cancer in Liberia. This initiative, which is […]

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