Nigerian Businesswoman and Philanthropist, Mrs Folorunsho Alakija, has through her female empowerment platform, Flourish Africa, announced the launch of a N1bn facility to fund and promote businesses owned by women in Africa.
Zimbabwe’s Gender Commission has declared that the inclusion of women in the mining sector value chain hinges on legal reforms to promote decent work, equality, and gender mainstreaming; hence, the need to reform the system according to ZGC Commissioner, Naome Chimbetete, who called for progressive reforms to promote equal opportunities for participation.
The African Union (AU) is set to celebrate and document the stories of African women and girls making a difference through demonstrated, exceptional leadership with an Initiative rolled out through the Women, Gender and Youth Directorate (WGYD) of the Commission.
United Nations HIV/Aids agency has called for urgent action to end gender-based violence (GBV) which exacerbates women’s vulnerability to HIV.
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.
Kenya has ensured that women empowerment and the war against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) which has been on the rise since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic is a top priority in its agenda to tackle.
“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” – Rosalynn Carter