UGANDA: LANGO SUB-REGION RECORDS AN INCREASE IN VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN

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Uganda: Lango sub-region is witnessing an increase in cases of violence against children, mainly due to economic hardship, placing the region as the ‘the most at risk’ Ugandan region in terms of the rate of violence against children. According to the Uganda women’s parliamentary association, about 48.4% of the parents […]

WOMAN ENTREPRENEUR OF THE WEEK: HELEN ASIMEGBE

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Achenyo Helen Asimegbe is a Nigerian mother of two with a passion for entrepreneurship and development. A serial entrepreneur, she runs a high-end quality children’s clothing and accessories retail shop, Stylemark Mall and Stylemark Pro Enterprise a capacity development center. She serves as a business mentor at the Tony Elumelu […]

GRAFT ALLEGATIONS LIKELY TO ERASE GAINS IN KENYA’S SRH INITIATIVES

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The President of the United States of America’s (US) proposal to reduce ‘unnecessary expenditure’ on foreign aid and diplomacy programs by 28% in his first budget proposals that emerged a few days before the International Women’s Day commemorations will prove a real blow to stakeholders involved in improving and protecting […]

DO THESE STREETS ONLY BELONG TO MEN?

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Street harassment of women has become the most common form of violence whose criminality or rather severity is overlooked. While other crimes are stipulated by the law, there are no legal frameworks against harassment of women on the streets. As such, violence against women has now spilt to public areas. […]

PASTOR PETUNIA CHIRISERI TO LAUNCH THE CHARLES CHIRISERI FOUNDATION

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“Every woman has her own scars, every woman has their own story, and every woman has their behind the scenes moment. The choice is yours to remain a victim of the circumstances or be a victor to stay in the water and drown or pick yourself up.” – Pastor Petunia […]

FINANCIAL DEPENDENCY A DOOR-WAY TO ABUSE

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Women urged to take responsibility of their financial future during the Paradoka Class for Women (PC4W) held on Thursday the 16th of March under the theme Prince Charming Is Not A Financial Plan. Speakers at the event included Judith Manyeruke a wealth expert, Tsitsi Mutendi an entrepreneur and publisher, and […]

WHY THEY CALL ME PERIOD GIRL

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Hi, my name is Amina and some of my friends call me the Period Girl. You are probably wondering why they call me that and I know some of you are thinking I have some embarrassing menstruation tale from where I got that name but alas I actually like being […]

GLOBAL SHAPERS HARARE HUB SET TO CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WITH GAME CHANGERS SEMINAR

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The Global Shapers Harare Hub will host a “Game Changers Movement” seminar on Saturday the 11th of March in Harare to commemorate International Women’s Day (IWD) in partnership with YOLK International Foundation under the theme Charity to Empowerment. About 250 widows and single mothers will grace the event to celebrate […]