By Tanya Maswaure
On the second day of the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour in Durban, the loudest message and most common word was COLLABORATION. The deliberations, featuring several cooperations, governments, and non-governmental organisations, began with several sessions and meetings spread across the International Conference Center.
Women’s Bureau in collaboration with the Ministry of Women’s, Children and Social Welfare in the Gambia supported by UNICEF recently trained members of the Network of Gender Journalists for Women and Cultural Advancement (NoGJWCA) on issues relating to Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting (FGM/C) and child marriage.
Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua has challenged women to be intentional and elect transformative leaders who will better their lives in the August polls.
By Aditi Maheshwari Congolese Rumba originated in the Congo basin during the 1940s is one of the most loved African music and dance genres. It has now earned its place on UNESCO’s intangible heritage list. Around 60 applications were submitted by countries, awaiting a decision made on Tuesday, December 14. Rumba is derived from the Kikongo word for navel, “Nkumba.” Congolese Rumba joins other traditional treasures such as Jamaican reggae music and Singaporean hawker food on UNESCO’s “intangible cultural heritage of humanity.” Rumba has become more closely associated with Latin dance despite its African origins. Indeed, Cuban Rumba was granted UNESCO intangible cultural heritage status in 2016. The style of Rumba that emerged in Cuba in the 19th Century had its roots in the drumming of enslaved people from central Africa, which was then combined with melodies from Cuba’s Spanish colonizers. However, the rhythm maintained its exclusivity to the extent…
Liberia’s Vice President, Chief Dr Jewel Howard-Taylor, has addressed the 2022 Generation Equality Conference organized by the Government of Malawi in coordination with The Joyce Banda Foundation (WED) and some international NGOs.
The 3-day conference held in Lilongwe, Malawi, according to a dispatch from the Office Of the Vice President, discussed issues of gender equality with the holding of plenary sessions with Young Women and Men.
Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) (www.AWIEForum.org), in partnership with USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub (USAID TradeHub), has launched a new program that will increase the investor, export readiness and competitiveness of 100 SMEs in Southern Africa.
When the National Assembly in Nigeria rejected five gender bills that sought to achieve equality, many thought they would sit back to draw sympathy from the society.