In a continuous quest to skyrocket womanhood, India has recently contributed $500,000 (4.09 crore) to United Nations Women, officially known as the Organization for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.
This year’s theme for International Women’s Day calls for the inclusion of women in technology and innovation and to ensure that technological progress promotes gender equality. In South Africa, UN Women is leveraging technology to connect buyers of good and services with women suppliers. “Buy from women! That is our appeal to those who hold the procurement purse in public and private institutions,” says Ayanda Mvimbi, Programmes Specialist at UN Women’s South Africa Multi-Country Office. Buy From Women is also the name of the online platform that, in its current phase, has reached over 6,000 women entrepreneurs in several industries across the nine South African provinces.
MTN is dedicated to closing the technical gap in Africa and bridging the digital divide in Nigeria.
On International Women’s Day 2023, MTN Nigeria held a Twitter Space discussion to honour the recently observed International Women’s Day with the theme DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality. The workshop aimed to narrow the gender gap and promote women’s involvement in technology.
The African Women Business Energy Network has revealed plans to inaugurate a new program to celebrate women in the energy sector and equip them for a progressive future to continue supporting femininity.
Her Excellency Esperança da Costa, the Vice-President of the Republic of Angola, has called for a full and equal promotion of access to science for the participation of women and young girls in the country.
To recruit additional women as wildlife rangers to defend the expanding wilderness portfolio, the Judith Neilson Foundation has supported the International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF) with a US$700,000 (A$1 million) grant, which will be used to reinforce its ‘Akashinga – Nature Protected by Women’ program in Zimbabwe.
Unfortunately, in all their diversity, African women are still frequently viewed as “mere” voters who are “unsuitable” to lead key political processes regarding political participation. African politics has been portrayed as a male-dominated and male-oriented endeavour, even though women play a crucial role in campaign agenda-setting and mass mobilisation.