Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan has committed herself to deal with challenges that create difficulties for women to participate actively in leadership and development.
United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J Mohammed has expressed her solidarity with Somali women for full and equal participation in politics and extended the support of the international community for timely, inclusive, peaceful and credible elections during her recent visit to Somalia. The country, geographically positioned in the horn of Africa, is currently in the middle of its parliamentary elections and is waiting for polls to elect members of its lower house. Notably, the UN and other international organisations have called for “advanced elections” and greater representation of women in the Somali Parliament.
The Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe (Dreams) program in Namibia has come through with the certification of 23 young women as No-Means-No instructors with the license to train adolescent girls in techniques to protect themselves against gender-based violence (GBV).
The US Mission in Nigeria, in partnership with Ascend Studios Foundation, has commenced the training of 250 female entrepreneurs under the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE).
A two-day East African Community (EAC) workshop aimed at enhancing the participation of women in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) has identified that female traders, youths, and SMEs in Africa face significant challenges when attempting to benefit from multilateral and regional trade agreements. This is because many trade agreements do not include their specific needs and concerns.
Traders in Africa, especially women, youths and SMEs face significant challenges when attempting to benefit from multilateral and regional trade agreements as many trade agreements do not include their specific needs and concerns.
In partnership with the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Private Sector Federation (PSF) Chamber of Women Entrepreneurs, the Rwandan Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM) has launched Hub to increase market access for women in Rwanda.