The United Nations has cautioned Governments that global efforts to recover from the Covid19 pandemic are under threat as women are excluded from critical decision-making processes and roles.
Liberia’s Vice President, Jewel Howard-Taylor, has in collaboration with partners broken grounds for the construction of a Safe Home facility and Girls Training Center in Monrovia. This is coming at the same time as the Office of the Vice President is also collaborating with the YWCA for the construction of the two facilities on the institution’s compound in Congo Town, Monrovia.
The Head of the National Council for Women in Egypt, Maya Morsi, has appreciated President Abdel Fattah El Sisi for the role he plays towards the continued support of women in the country.
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) have approved a loan of $50 million to Nigeria’s First City Monument Bank (FCMB) to channel to local enterprises and women-empowered businesses in the agribusiness, manufacturing, healthcare and renewable energy sectors.
The Group Tanzania Saccos for Women Entrepreneurs (TASWE) has requested support towards their productive activities, access to knowledge and an expansion in customer base for inclusive development from the government and other stakeholders in the country.
Tunisia’s Minister of Women, the Family and Elderly Affairs, Imen Zahouani Houimel, has stated that the ministry is involved in consultations with relevant stakeholders to launch a national dialogue aimed at reducing violence against women in public and private spaces, alongside gender-based heinous crimes.
President Kagame has stated that achieving gender equality in technology and innovation is a part of the wider struggle to guarantee equal rights and opportunities for women and girls in Rwanda.