Tag: International

‘Gender-sensitive’ trade policies help empower East African women

Crediting improved education, employment and other key areas, the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said on Wednesday that East African countries can put better policies in place to address gender inequalities and bring women further into the workforce. In its new report, East African Community Regional Integration: Trade and Gender Implications, UNCTAD analyses […]

VP Howard-Taylor to Address the 2018 Inaugural African Women Summit for Peace and Development in Nigeria

Monrovia, Liberia – Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor has accepted to serve as keynote speaker at this year’s Inaugural African Women Summit for Peace and Development scheduled for April 21, 2018, in Abuja Nigeria. This followed an official invitation by the Coalition of Wives of presidents and Vice presidents in Africa-COWAP, organizer of the summit to the […]

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 […]

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 […]

$408m to expand internet access for women “sitting dormant”, UN report says

New research indicates more than $4008million in public funding collected to expand internet access in Africa is sitting dormant in public coffers. The research from the Web Foundation, Alliance for Affordable Internet and United Nations Women, released at the 62nd UN Commission on the Status of Women, found many governments are failing to take action […]

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 […]

Women accused of witchcraft face assault and death in Tanzania

GABORONE, BOTSWANA—In 2015, Francine Mirondo* nearly lost her life when her neighbors in Rwigembe village, northwest Tanzania, accused her of practicing witchcraft. Mirondo, now 80, says she first heard about the rumor when a friend told her that her name had been brought up at a village meeting about witchcraft. Five days later, a group of […]