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Nigeria: 15,000 Smallholder Women Farmers’ Cooperatives Benefit From ActionAid’s Project

Over 15, 000 smallholder women farmers' cooperatives have benefited from ActionAid Nigeria, AAN's, Public Financing for Agriculture, PFA, project in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, in boosting productivity. This was disclosed by the Country Director, AAN, Ene Obi, in an address of welcome at the Public Financing...

Southern Africa: Cosafa Women’s Leadership Programme Endorsed By Dr Moloi-Motsepe

COSAFA and Sports Equity+ International have partnered to launch a Women's Leadership Programme in Southern Africa that will see 35 participants gain knowledge and expertise in a life-changing course that can help to alter the face of female participation in sports administration. The launch was headlined by Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe,...

Egypt: An Egyptian Woman Who Dared – the Nawal El Saadawi I Knew

Throughout the Middle East and beyond, the name Nawal El Saadawi is not one that can be received with indifference. During her lifetime and even after her passing on 21 March 2021, the Egyptian author, physician and activist evokes intense feelings that range from love and respect to hatred and...

Africa: Salute to The Sahel’s Resilient Women

While the rich history of Women’s Day goes back to 1909 with civic action by working women in the streets of New York and was highlighted in 1911 across several European cities, it was not until 1967 that the United Nations firmly dedicated 8 March as the International Women’s Day....

Nigeria: Why Women Are Beaten Up in Marriages – Pete Edochie

The celebrated actor says feminism is alien to the African culture and blacks in general. Veteran Nigerian actor, Pete Edochie, has said that feminism should be blamed for the prevalence of domestic violence in marriage. In an interview with BBC Igbo on Tuesday, the celebrated actor said feminism was alien...

Nigeria: Foundation Set to Unveil Subsided Healthcare for Widows, Pregnant Women, Children

The King Ogunremi Foundation, a non-profit Organisation is set to unveil plans for its commencement of the 'KOF Medical Centre' which will provide subsidised healthcare for widows, pregnant women and children. According to KOF Project Coordinator, Umendu Onyekachi, the idea was born following a recent research carried out by the...