Tag: Children

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: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to Partner Army On Eradication of Polio in Borno

Abuja — The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has appealed for military support to end Polio Virus in the North-east. The Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, 22 Brigade, Borno State, Lt Yemi Sokoya, said: “Ahead of the final push to eradicate polio in the northeastern states of Nigeria, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has appealed […]

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 […]

Violence against women – Not in My Name

As we celebrate Women’s Day today, four women will die at the hands of their intimate partners. According to the Medical Research Council and the Centre for Public Mental Health, domestic violence is the most common form of violence against South African women and children. I am a solution-driven person. I want to know what’s […]