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Liberia: ‘Let the Girl Child Work in Ending Discrimination Against Women’

Monrovia — In observance of the International Day of the Girl Child, 15 adolescent girls sat around a table at the offices of Women NGO Secretariat of Liberia, (WONGOSOL) to brainstorm on what they learned from their work during the just-ended Presidential and Legislative Elections in Liberia. The Day was celebrated on Tuesday, October 10, […]

Africa: Women Are Pivotal to Addressing Hunger, Malnutrition and Poverty

United Nations — The 16th of October marks World Food Day, a reminder to the international community of the criticality of treating food security as a 21st Century priority if sustainable development, peace and security and the realisation of human rights are to be achieved. When we think and act on food security we must […]

Tanzania: Gender-Based Violence ‘On the Decline’

The rate of gender-based violence has decreased compared to a few years ago, it has been said. Speaking in an open debate at Mwasonge Village in Misungwi, Kivulini Director Yassin Ali said their mission had been to ensure gender-based violence was fought against at all levels in society. “We cannot simply watch, while gender-based violence […]

The Role of Group Therapy in Helping Women Cope With Postnatal Depression

The World Health Organisation estimates that over 300 million people suffer from postnatal depression across the world, making it the leading cause of disability affecting women. Postnatal depression affects women after they’ve given birth. It remains largely under diagnosed, particularly in low and middle income countries. This is despite the fact that there have been […]

Nigeria: Coca-Cola Unveils $20m Safe Birth Initiative for Nigeria, Ivory Coast

The Coca-Cola Company is set to launch a new program tagged, ‘The Safe Birth Initiative’ aimed at supporting the ministries of Health in Nigeria and Ivory Coast to tackle the high incidence of maternal and newborn mortalities. This was disclosed by the Coca-Cola Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Group President, Brian Smith, during a […]

International Day of the Girl: Empower Girls in Emergencies

Every 10 minutes a girl dies as a result of violence, UNICEF said, on the International Day of the Girl. Highlighting the challenges millions of girls face before, during and after crises, this year’s theme for the International Day of the Girl is ‘EmPOWER girls: Emergency response and resilience planning’. In 2016, approximately 535 million […]

African Boys and Girls Enter Teens With Gender Stereotypes Firmly Set

A team of international experts have just published the most comprehensive analysis to date of how children on the cusp of adolescence perceive growing up as a boy or girl. The Global Adolescent Study involved a series of interviews conducted over the last four years with hundreds of early adolescents and their parents in 15 countries. These […]

It’s Time to End the Stigma and Silence Around Abortion

International Safe Abortion Day – celebrated every year on September 28 – marks a woman’s fundamental reproductive right to access safe, legal abortion. For many women all over the world, this right, along with the right to access modern contraception, is essential for their maternal health, sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and well-being. […]