Category: Poverty

AU urged to champion women inclusion in politics

The African Union has been challenged to set up a continental programme which will force major national political parties in countries across Africa to promote women participation in politics. This, according to Lydia Atiemo, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) is the only way to ensure peace on the continent. […]

Teenage girls trading sex for fish

Some teenagers in fishing communities in the Central region are reported to be trading sex for fish. The situation, among others, is affecting efforts aimed at fighting teenage pregnancy. Statistics available indicate that in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abirem (KEEA) municipality alone, 497 teenagers got pregnant between January and September this year. Also, in the Abura Asebu Kwamankese […]

Kenya: Silliest Things That Women Cry Over During Pregnancy

Pregnancy hormones can make a woman cry over the silliest things. Many cannot explain why they behave the way they do during that period but often laugh about it once the nine months are over. Researchers say that during pregnancy hormone changes can affect brain chemicals and cause depression and anxiety. That leads to the […]

Tanzania: Lifeline for Infertile Couples

THE Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) is going a huge milestone in medical services provision through the introduction of Infertility and Endocrinology Clinic which, among others, will offer In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF). The hospital is introducing the clinic early next year to help couples facing infertility challenges. KCMC Hospital Executive Director, Dr Gileard Masenga broke […]

Out of court settlement of gender-based violence is undesirable-DOVVSU

The Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service does not promote out of court settlement or negotiation on behalf of victims of gender-based violence (GBV). Members of the public, such as social workers, community members, opinion leaders, teachers and other witnesses of GBV should feel free to walk into any […]

Education, Not Condemnation, Say Women Leaders Who Survived Violence

Sally Mboumien remembers the day she pressed a steaming hot stone against her chest. In Bawock, the rural community of western Cameroon where she grew up, young girls often had their young, sprouting breasts flattened with a hot iron or a hammer or spatulas that had been heated over burning coals. This was good for […]

Tanzania: State Eyes Universal Cervical Cancer Screening

EACH public health centre will be providing initial cervical cancer treatment by December next year in efforts to fight the deadly malady, the government declared yesterday. Plans are also at an advanced stage to embark on vaccination of girl children aged between nine and 13 years against the disease from next April. Health, Community Development, […]

Tanzania: Paid-for Schooling Can Keep Tanzanian Girls From Early Marriage

Sub — Saharan Africa is home to four of the top five countries in early marriage – or child marriage – rates: Niger, Chad, Mali and Central African Republic. Despite decades of campaigning to restrict or forbid early marriage, little has changed for the world’s poorest women. The percentage of these particularly poor women who […]