Tag: working women

Bringing Gender Equality to Global Public Health

Over the past few decades, the international community has tasked itself with achieving a wide range of social and environmental objectives, many of which are enshrined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for 2030. We have advocated for many of these goals, as well as similar efforts that preceded the SDGs, because we believe that […]

Africa at Work for Women

According to recent research, Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest female labour participation rate compared to other regions including Europe and North America. However, looking closely at the type of jobs will reveal a less rosy picture. Employment for women in African countries is characterised by low-paid and less secure jobs, so that 74% of womenmake up unemployment […]

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 […]

Ghana: You can still fulfil your promise to appoint 30% women – MP to Akufo-Addo

The Afadjato South Member of Parliament (MP) has implored president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to redeem his campaign promise to have 30 percent women in his cabinet. In a statement marking the International Women’s Day Thursday, Angela Oforiwa Alorwu-Tay has asked the president to demonstrate his commitment to women empowerment by fulfilling the 2016 promise. “My mentor […]