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“How we’re empowering women farmers in rural Uganda”

Laetitia Mugerwa

Mugerwa Laetitia is the executive director of  Empowerment Initiative for Women and Youth, Uganda (EIWYU), a nonprofit working to empower, support, and connect women and youth with opportunities in rural parts of Uganda   How did the Empowerment Initiative for Women and Youth Uganda (EIWYU) come about, what inspired you to start

IWD: Emir Sanusi II calls for women’s emancipation

Emir Sanusi II

As the world celebrates the 2017 International Women's Day (IWD), the Emir of Kano, Nigeria’s second most influential Muslim leader, His Royal Highness Muhammadu Sanusi II, has sued for women’s emancipation including given them the right to be educated. “Our society has been denying girls and women their rights including the

Entrenching women’s political participation at the grassroots

Participants pose for a group photo shortly after the event

It is believed that by removing the major cultural barriers hindering women’s participation in politics including achieving unity among women themselves, more women will have to opportunity to contest and win elective positions in the state of Kano   Women’s participation in politics, leadership and governance processes has always been a hotly

2016 UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit holds November 28–29

  By Adam Alqali The 2016 UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit (MARS) focused on empowering women in research under the theme: “Infectious Diseases and Women Health” is set to hold on 28-29 November in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It would be recalled that the inaugural UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit which focused on emergent infectious diseases

A push for gender inclusion in leadership roles

A cross-section of participants at the summit

The one-day women leadership summit themed: “Bridging the Gap for Women Leadership and Accountability in Kano State” was aimed at mainstreaming and strengthening women’s participation in politics, governance and leadership processes in Kano state, towards achieving gender inclusion   Women’s participation in politics, leadership and governance processes has always been a hotly

NFNV Nigeria partners UN Women to empower Nigerian women

The UN Women Team and NFNV Nigeria members pose for a group photo before various displayed products of members of NFNV Nigeria

New Faces New Voices, NFNV, is a pan-African NGO set up by Graca Machel, the widow of the late Nelson Mandela, to support women across the continent to be able to access finance as well as create enabling environment for them to do business. And the UN Women delegation, led

CITAD: breeding women webrepreneurs

The female trainees in a group photograph taken shortly after the training

It is seen as an exclusive preserve of the masculine gender, as such a no-go area for women, however, the Centre for Information Technology and Development, CITAD, is trying to change that perception, by equipping young women in northern Nigeria with topnotch information and communication technologies skills aimed at their


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