Category: Women

Breast cancer successfully treatable if diagnosed early

ANKARA Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among women, but if it is diagnosed at an early stage, there is a good chance it can be successfully treated, according to an expert. As the world marks October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Professor Semih Gorgulu informed Anadolu Agency about breast […]

Breast Cancer Soars Due to Breast Implant Craze

As breast cancer cases linked with breast implant rise, health officials agreed to increase efforts on informing patients about the risks and benefits of breast implants. Currently, there are two breast implants available in the US Market – saline-filled and silicone gel-filled. Although it may vary in size, thickness and outer surface, the shell of both variants […]

Woman’s breast cancer detected at tourist attraction

This tourist attraction was literally life-changing. A British woman was astounded to learn she had breast cancer after passing through a popular Scottish tourist site’s thermal imager, which detected the cancer. News of the serendipitous discovery was posted to the attraction’s website. Bal Gill, 41, of Berkshire, UK, and her family had visited Edinburgh’s Camera Obscura […]

Raising awareness about breast cancer

MANY women under the age of 40 are diagnosed with breast cancer in South Africa. Being overweight and having low levels of physical activity adds to breast cancer risk. This is according to the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA). With October being Cancer Awareness Month, CANSA, together with the Department of Health, chose this […]

CSOs and the Fight to End Child Marriage in West Africa

Child marriages are intense in low and middle-income countries. Some of the highest rates are found in Sub-Saharan Africa. West Africa has one of the highest rates of early and forced marriage. UNICEF global database report (2017) reveals Niger has a prevalence rate of 76 per cent followed by Chad, Mali, Burkina Faso and Guinea […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Signs of breast Cancer a. Lump,hard knot or thickening b. Swelling, warmth, redness or darkening c. Change in the size or shape d. Itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple e. Pulling in of your nipple or other parts f. Nipple discharge that starts sudenly g. New pain in one spot that does not […]

Investing in women for peace and security

Friday, September 14, 2018 The Democratic Republic of Congo has adopted its 2nd Generation Plan to improve interventions around the theme Women, Peace and Security after a 2-day workshop aimed at contributing to the writing of a new generation of the National Action Plan for the implementation of Resolution 1325. The plan was adopted on […]

Namibia: Kharas Implores Men to Combat GBV

10 SEPTEMBER 2018 Stakeholders in //Kharas Region convened at Lüderitz, Rosh Pinah and Keetmanshoop last week to brainstorm on recurrent incidents of gender-based violence (GBV) and what tailor-made solutions could be devised to solve the issue in the region. Gathering under the auspices of the Namibian Men for Gender Justice, various individuals from different sectors […]

Zambia: ITC Launches SheTrades Zambia

10 SEPTEMBER 2018 The International Trade Centre (ITC) will today launch the Zambia chapter of the SheTrades initiative in a drive to connect more of the country’s women-owned businesses to international markets. With the establishment of SheTrades Zambia, ITC will work with Zambian women entrepreneurs to improve their competitiveness and strengthen their opportunities to access […]