Tag: Education

Uganda fronts Amongin for African Parliament job

Parliament has endorsed Ngora Woman MP Jaqueline Amongin for African Parliament Vice Chairperson. This has been confirmed by Ms Ismail Ranny, Parliament’s Assistant Director of Communications and Public Affairs. The development comes just a month after Ms Amongin of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) was awarded the Mandela Leadership Prize for the year 2017. The Pan […]

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 […]

How To Create Gender Equality In The Workplace

Bloomberg is recognized as a leader in driving gender diversity in its organization. What’s impressive to me is their leaders’ vision to not only elevate women’s voices within the organization, but also in the industry. They are leading change in bringing more female experts in news coverage, thus bringing new perspectives and changing mindsets. We […]

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 […]

The holistic gender and media agenda in focus

Achieving gender equality in and through media requires a comprehensive approach covering a full gamut of longstanding as well as new challenges. Assessing the issues – ranging from media ownership and staffing, news coverage, the safety of women journalists, through to policy effectiveness – is essential if society is to overcome the snail’s pace of […]

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 […]

Human Rights month is also women’s rights

To celebrate Human Rights Month, South Africa’s most accomplished businesswomen, together with Standard Bank, elevated the power and impact of advancing gender equality with the launch of the 2018 series of Top Women Conferences. Charting the next success stories of South Africa’s top entrepreneurs, Cape Town played host to this year’s first Top Women Conference […]

SA:Unemployed women should be trained to produce govt-issued sanitary pads – ANCWL

Capacity building programmes for unemployed women on how to produce sanitary pads and run a business to supply government-issued sanitary pads should be offered to primary and high school pupils, the ANC Women’s League has said “Government can later source the sanitary towels from women-owned businesses. There are many things like free stationary, free condoms, et […]

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 […]