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Women’s Empowerment To Become Central In Government Policies

Women’s Empowerment To Become Central In Government Policies

Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza say the issue of women’s empowerment will be central in government policies, regulatory reform and programmatic intervention. Addressing a virtual dialogue webinar with female farmers on Monday, Didiza acknowledged that South Africa has progressed in a number of areas to improve the position of women in […]

Afghanistan Forms New Women’s Council Ahead Of Taliban Talks

Afghanistan Forms New Women’s Council Ahead Of Taliban Talks

The Afghan government has announced a new council to safeguard women’s rights and interests, amid fears peace talks with the Taliban could lead to the loss of hard-won gains. President Ashraf Ghani said the council, announced late on Thursday, would “empower women”, promote their rights at home and implement Afghanistan’s international commitments on women’s rights. […]

Sudan To Ban FGM, Strengthen Women’s Rights

Sudan To Ban FGM, Strengthen Women’s Rights

Sudan will permit non-Muslims to consume alcohol and strengthen women’s rights, including banning female genital mutilation (FGM), its justice minister said late on Saturday, in a reversal of almost four decades of hardline Islamist policies. About 3% of Sudan’s population is non-Muslim, according to the United Nations. Alcoholic drinks have been banned since former President […]

200,000 Women To Receive Entrepreneurship Training From WEF

200,000 Women To Receive Entrepreneurship Training From WEF

At least 200,000 women across 47 counties in the country will receive entrepreneurship training and access to capital investment from the Women Enterprise Fund (WEF) this year. This was announced by the organization’s Chief Executive Charles Mwirigi during the commissioning of 36 new trainers who will help meet the organization’s 2020 target. According to Mwirigi, […]

President Fillipe Nyusi Reiterates Commitment To Women’s Empowerment

President Fillipe Nyusi Reiterates Commitment To Women’s Empowerment

 Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Wednesday reaffirmed the determination of his government to continue working for peace and development, with the involvement and empowerment of women. Speaking in Oslo, at a seminar on peace, security and women’s empowerment, Nyusi said it is indispensable that women should play an active role in the prevention and resolution […]

Ex-Ekiti First lady bags UK University fellowship

Ex-Ekiti First lady bags UK University fellowship

Wife of the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, has been appointed Visiting Senior Research Fellow of the prestigious Kings College, London. Mrs Fayemi, an Activist, Writer, Social Entrepreneur and  Policy Advocate, is currently Principal Partner, Amandla Consulting, specializing in leadership development for women. She also runs an online community, Abovewhispers.com, in […]

Big Talks, Jamborees and Conundrums from the International Women’s Day 2017.

Big Talks, Jamborees and Conundrums from the International Women’s Day 2017.

The 2017 international women’s day (IWD) celebration has come and gone but not without leaving its fair share of big talks, jamborees, camaraderie and conundrums; at least from the perspective of a young man carving a path in Africa’s social sector of complex problems. Over the past week and in the spirit of commemorating the […]

This Woman Survived the Rwandan Genocide and Inspired Change in Her Community

This Woman Survived the Rwandan Genocide and Inspired Change in Her Community

Sitting under the shade of the acacia trees in Nyaruguru, Rwanda, 52-year-old Caritas Mukagatana lists every member of her family killed in the 1994 genocide that claimed the lives of nearly 800,000 people in just 100 days. “I had a large family but out of that large family only me, two of my children, and my […]

Upcoming UN Forum to Focus On Women’s Empowerment, Sustainable Development

Upcoming UN Forum to Focus On Women’s Empowerment, Sustainable Development

Advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, will be the focus of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), which begins its 60th session in New York next week. “It will be a festival of ideas channelled to implementation,” Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, […]