October 24

October 23

  • South Sudan: Women Propose Sex Ban Until Peace Restored

    Sudan Tribune

    A group of female South Sudanese peace activists have appealed to women across the country and in diaspora to consider denying their husbands sex until the conflict is resolved. Read more »

  • Nigeria: Boko Haram Kidnaps More Girls

    Deutsche Welle

    According to reports from Nigeria, Boko Haram Islamists have kidnapped dozens of women and girls. The events throw further doubt on talks supposed to result in the freedom of 200... Read more »

  • Africa: Technology Helps Africa's Women Farmers Close the Gap

    Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Women farmers are the backbone of food production in much of Africa, but have long suffered from limited access to information and advice. In the continent's east, new technologies... Read more »

  • Liberia: Female Journalists Association Donates to Island Hospital ETU


    As donations and contributions are made by organizations and individuals in support of the fight against the Ebola virus in Liberia; the Female Journalist Association of Liberia... Read more »

  • Kenya: Step Up Grades, KCSE Girls Told

    The Star

    GARISSA Women's representative Shukran Gure has challenged girls sitting this year's KCSE exam to work hard and match the performance of boy candidates. Read more »

  • Rwanda: The Life of a Female Taxi Driver

    New Times

    The sight of a woman driving a taxi is something we don't see every day. The taxi business is male dominated given the tough conditions that come with the job like working long odd... Read more »

  • Cameroon: Women in Politics - ECCAS Poised to Make a Difference

    Cameroon Tribune

    A workshop to promote women's participation in politics kicked-off in Douala yesterday. Read more »

  • Nigeria: Anambra Woman Gets 30 Years for Human Trafficking

    CAJ News

    THE Federal High Court of Nigeria in Abuja has sentenced one Nneka Ebelechukwu (30) from Idemili local government area of Anambra state to 30 years imprisonment for human... Read more »

  • Gambia: Actionaid Trains Over 100 Women in Business Management

    The Point

    ActionAid International-The Gambia has concluded the training of 135 women entrepreneurs in business management in the Niamina East, Niamina West and Niamina Dankunku districts of... Read more »

  • Gambia: In Solidarity With Rural Women's Day [column]


    The rural woman grows up, lives and dies in drudgery. She wakes up when the cocks crow and begin the endless chores commencing with preparation of breakfast by pounding cereal, the... Read more »

  • Zambia: End Women Discrimination

    Times of Zambia

    AS Zambia celebrates her 50 years of independence today, it is important to end discrimination of women in sports. Read more »

  • Nigeria: Vlisco Warms Up for Women's Award 2015

    Daily Independent

    Luxury fabric brand, Vlisco Nigeria Limited is gearing up towards nominations for the Vlisco Women's award 2015. Read more »

  • South Africa: Being Gay in Jo'burg - 'I Could Not Change My Feelings, So I Embraced Them' [analysis]

    The Daily Vox

    Musa Mthethwa (30) sits behind a table, surrounded by nail products. He spends his days as a nail technician at the bustling Carlton Centre, in the heart of the Johannesburg CBD.... Read more »

  • Tanzania: Sound Policies Needed to Save Expectant Mothers, Stop GBV

    Daily News

    The lack of policies on sexual and reproductive health rights) and gender is one of the causes that fuel maternal mortality and Gender Based Violence (GBV), among others. Read more »

  • Nigeria: Women Affairs Minister Says FG to Launch National Policy on Ageing [press release]

    Nigerian Govt

    The Nigerian Government will soon launch a National Policy on Ageing to provide sustainable national frameworks for the care of older persons in the country," the Minister of Women... Read more »

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