To support vulnerable mothers, newborns and adolescents in the country, Zimbabwe’s Vice President and Health Minister, Constantino Chiwenga, has launched a US$90 million worth Health Resilience Fund.
The wife of CPP/ANC Standard Bearer, Mrs Teresa Cummings, has stressed the need for women’s economic empowerment and to equip girls with vocational skills that will make them productive citizens.
According to an American author, Harriet Beecher Stowe, a woman’s health is her capital.
Afghanistan professor Ismail Mashal has campaigned on girls’ child education, calling on men to stand up for women, especially the girl child. Professor Mashal, who runs a private university in Kabul, says he has had enough of the restrictions women face in Afghanistan. Slender and well-dressed, he is a mixture of defiance and raw emotion. “Even if they’re not allowed in – they should do this daily. It’s the least they can do to prove they are men,” he tells me, holding back tears. “This is not me being emotional – this is pain. Men must stand up and defend the rights of Afghan women and girls.” In December, the Taliban government announced female university students would no longer be allowed back – until further notice. They said they were doing this to enable them to create an Islamic learning environment aligned with Sharia law practices, including changes to the…
The United States Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) held a Women, Peace and Security Symposium as part of the Central Partnership Station in Mombasa, Kenya, to avert conflict and promote peace via empowering women.
Sierra Leone has passed what has been described as a “ground-breaking” law to improve women’s rights and empowerment.
The Delta State government of Nigeria has saluted Heritage Bank for its unbeatable support towards economically empowering vulnerable and poor women across the State.