May2018

  • AU Special Envoy Calls for More Robust Female Empowerment In Africa

    She says, ‘Though there are some progresses in some African countries like Senegal, Africa is far from empowering its women, according to Ms. Bineta Diop, AU Special envoy women, peace and security. “It was not a gift, it was achieved through our struggle,” she said, mentioning the active involvement...
  • Ellen Johnson Sirleaf dedicates $5M prize to women’s empowerment

    Sirleaf, 79, stepped down early this year after two terms as Liberia’s president. The prize recognizes her role in the West African nation’s recovery from years of devastating civil war, the prize committee has said. She plans to use the prize money to establish the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential...
  • Female Motorcycle Drivers Changing the Perception of Women in Rwanda

    Getting around in the Rwandan capital Kigali is best done by “moto” – or motorcycle – a form of transportation common in countries in East Africa. Motorbikes serve as taxis, zooming between cars often in breakneck fashion, bringing passengers and their luggage from point A to B. Although countries...
  • Ecuador commends free ICT training initiative for women

    The outgoing Ambassador for Ecuador in Nigeria, Leopoldo Rovayo has commended the effort of Elbativeni Foundation to provide free Information Communication Technology (ICT) training to 20 ladies in Nigeria for six months. The Ambassador has also lent the full support of the Embassy to the ICT training initiative that...
  • Genet Gives Out 30 Bicycles to Assist Girl Child Protection in Dowa

    Girls Empowerment Network (GENET) has donated 30 bicycles to child protection groups in Traditional Authority Kayembe in Dowa district to assist in its ongoing girl child protection programs. Speaking in an interview with the Malawi News Agency Mana on Friday after giving out the support at Kayembe Primary school,...
  • KELLY O’DWYER CONFIRMS WOMEN’S ECONOMIC SECURITY IN BUDGET

    Kelly O’Dwyer has confirmed that Tuesday’s budget will set aside funding for a women’s economic security statement to be delivered in September. On Monday the minister for revenue and women said there would be “a lot in the budget for millions of Australian women” but the Coalition would further...
  • ”WOMEN STILL NEED TO FIND WAYS TO EMPOWER THE GIRLS IN THEIR LIVES TO HAVE A VOICE”. MICHELLE OBAMA

    Michelle Obama spoke bluntly to those hoping she will run for political office, telling an audience in Los Angeles that Americans need to focus more on advocating for themselves than looking for someone else to take on that responsibility. The former first lady talked with actress Tracee Ellis Ross at...
  • NEW ART LEAGUE EXHIBIT: DEBORAH CONN CELEBRATES RESILIENCE AND STRENGTH IN “A SENSE OF HERSELF”

    Conn presents viewers with a distinctly beautiful group of women, yet these portraits are far from passive. The confident, direct gazes of the sitters propose a tête-à-tête with viewers, as artwork and observer contemplate each other. Accompanying text passages offer a deeper glimpse into the lives of the models,...
  • WOMEN ARE HIDDEN VICTIMS OF GUN VIOLENCE

    Intimate partner violence affects women of all races, religions, ages and abilities. That violence is five times more likely to kill us if our intimate partner has access to a gun. An astounding 4.5 million women in America reported that an intimate partner threatened them with a gun ― these...