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Congolese Gymnast Astride Mikoko – Aspiring for Greatness

By Aditi Maheshwari

South Africa has a poor record at the Olympics, and in gymnastics in particular. With a background of financial constraints and lack of proper training to support a great aspiration, Astride Mikoko took her first steps in gymnastics at the age of five. Her humble beginning started on the couch in her parent’s house on the outskirts of the city of Pointe-Noire, the second-largest city in the Republic of the Congo in Central Africa.

Women Powering the Sky: Meet The Lionesses of Africa’s Aviation Sector

By Aditi Maheshwari

It’s obvious; much of human behaviour is puzzling. Have you ever considered why we pay close attention to what one person says but not another? Why an employee will consistently carry out the instructions of one superior but only grudgingly do what another superior request? Why men are acknowledged and paid more for the same job done by a woman? Have you ever considered why this stereotype coupled with unconscious bias is so dominative in human psychology?

#JusticeforUwa – A Burke for every Uwa

In the last week, the Nigerian social media space has been filled with a hashtag #JusticeforUwa. Calling for Justice for 22-year-old Vera Uwa Omozuwa, who met her cruel and untimely death in the hands of all women’s common enemy ‘’RAPISTS’. Until her death, Uwa was a 100 Level student of Microbiology. She was raped and brutally murdered by assailants in a church building where she went to study, perhaps for the serenity as places of worship have generally been unused in the past few months.

Benefits of Volunteering Opportunities to The Local Woman

Miracle Nwankwo Most Rural women are known for household farming and trading to support the home while their husbands focus on lucrative crops, or migrate as seasonal or permanent workers. Asides being uneducated, local or rural women are reliable hands for viable roles when training and sensitization is in view. This article is a call to governments, international organizations and NGOs on the need and benefits of introducing volunteering opportunities to local women especially in developing regions. The importance of this, is in its benefits and the impact it has on the women. If gender equality is a priority to all international organizations and government authorities, then this should be considered as one of the ways to achieving equality. Volunteering, has been a modern day system of doing something that aims to benefit the environment or someone who is not closely related to you without being paid. The benefits that…