Category: Children

Fiji: Fight Against Women and Children Violence

Minister for Women, Children and Pover­ty Alleviation Mer­eseini Vuniwaqa encouraged villagers of Votua in Lekutu, Bua, to fight against the so­cial evils of abuse, sexual as­sault and rape of women and children. She made this statement while opening the Votua Women’s Resource Centre on Saturday. “The communities, Govern­ment and churches should work together in eradicating […]

Ghana: Gender Minister inaugurates two Boards for her ministry

Two Boards; the Ministerial Advisory and the Cancer Boards have been inaugurated in Accra, to provide direction to the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection. The nine-member Ministerial Advisory Board, to be chaired by Madam Otiko Afisah Djaba, the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, is expected to bring their expertise and experiences […]

Gender Minister presents key actions to improve gender equality-Ghana

Madam Otiko Afisah Djaba, the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, has presented some key actions to be undertaken to enable Ghanaians work assiduously to ensure the empowerment and equality of women to contribute in national development. At a press conference held in Accra on Wednesday, she said the decision was adopted to reaffirm […]

Inside Sierra Leone’s maximum security prison for women

The number of female prisoners in Sierra Leone has doubled in the last three years. There are only two separate detention facilities for female prisoners in the country. The largest separate detention facility is the Freetown Female Correctional Centre which holds around 90 female prisoners and their children. Women on death row or those who are serving […]

Government shifts focus to empower rural girls-Kampala

 Empowerment of rural women and girls will be the national focus of this year’s International Women’s Day whose celebrations are at Busubuzi Core Primary Teachers’ College in Mityana District. Ms Peace Mutuuzo, the Minister of State for Gender and Culture Affairs, said the Uganda National Household Survey 2017 established that 76 per cent of the […]

Nigeria: Lagos to Host International Conference On Fertility

The annual international conference for the Association for Fertility and Reproductive Health (AFRH), will hold in Lagos with the theme ‘New Frontiers in Reproductive Technology’. The conference, which is the eighth in the series, will hold in September 26-28, 2018 with participants from different facets of medicine coming into Nigeria from United Kingdom, United States, […]

Climate-smart agriculture improves livelihoods of rural women in Mali

When Fatou Dembele’s plants first started dying, she thought the plot of land was ruined, and her livelihood was at risk. “We thought the land was sick,” Dembele says. “We didn’t know that there were live parasites that attacked the roots of the plants and could kill them.” The increased number of parasites, because of […]

Africa – Health: Merck Foundation signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with African First Ladies Organization to build Cancer and Fertility Care Capacity in their Countries

PRESS RELEASE Merck Foundation signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with African First Ladies Organization to build Cancer and Fertility Care Capacity in their Countries Marking the “World Cancer Day” at African Union Assembly, Merck Foundation pledges to continue their commitment to provide oncology fellowship program across Africa in partnership with African First Ladies ADDIS ABABA, […]

Malawi Safe Motherhood Crisis – 9 Pregnant Women Die As 65 Deliver At Home in Chitipa

Despite campaigns by different stakeholders on safe motherhood initiatives, Chitipa District Council has registered 65 home deliveries and nine deaths of pregnant women in six months. Chitipa District Hospital matron, Grace Chamdimba said hat deliveries and deaths occurred during the first half of 2017 to 2018 financial year. Chamdimba was speaking during community awareness campaign […]