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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 […]

Nigeria: Group Recognises Glo’s Support for Female Entrepreneurs

By Emma Okonji Globacom has been celebrated at the Nigerian Women Digital Agenda Summit and Awards (NWDAS) for its support for female entrepreneurship in Nigeria. The telecoms company was recognised with the Best Women Enterprise Support (Company) award at a recent summit convened by the Centre for Cyber Awareness and Development (CECAD). President, Women Arise […]

‘Gender discrimination in Ghana’s labour market needs attention’

There are domestic and international laws and conventions that generally frown on all forms of discrimination, some of which relate to employment and wages. Chapter 5, Article 17 (2) of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana clearly forbids discrimination in all forms on the grounds of “race, place of origin, political opinion, colour, […]

Maternal Mortality In Ghana Still High

Acting Government Statistician, Baah Wadieh, has challenged actors in the health sector to prioritise maternal healthcare in order to achieve its health targets. Delivering a report on the 2017 Ghana Maternal Health Survey in Accra, Mr. Wadieh explained that the country’s maternal mortality ratio stood at 310 deaths per 100,000 live births during the seven-year […]

Ethiopia: Women and Politics

Globally, women’s political participation has been recognized as an important measure of the status of women in any particular country. Hence, in recent years, women’s participation in politics and decision making has received significant attention across the world. However, in many countries women remain seriously underrepresented in decision-making positions and political involvement. Politics is almost […]