Working mothers and their partners will be allowed to take paid bereavement leave after suffering a miscarriage or stillbirth in New Zealand.
Ethiopian President Her Excellency Sahle-Worke Zewde has launched the 50 Million African Women Speak (50MAWSP) platform in Addis Ababa with a call on the country’s women to embrace it and use it to grow their businesses.
Ethiopia became the thirteenth COMESA Member State to officially unveil the platform, which is an information and networking hub for women, providing them with resources to start, grow and scale up their businesses and to access financial and non-financial services.
Three weeks ago, Namibia’s Deputy Minister of Information, Emma Theofelus, tabled a motion that tax on sanitary products should be removed or at least be reduced to three percent. “I ask that this matter be referred to the relevant standing committee and for the finance ministry to consider bringing an amendment to the tax laws relevant to this motion,” she said.
The Canada-African Development Bank Climate Fund (CACF) is aimed at providing concessional loans to climate change-related projects with a strong gender-responsive component. The funds will be capitalised through a combination of a $104,8 million (CAD122.9 million), repayable contribution.
World ORT is leading an innovative training project in Ghana to promote computer courses led by women for young girls.
The Paramount Young Women Initiative, with support from the Feminist Humanitarian Network, has provided a zero-interest loan for sixty-two (62) women to improve their businesses as a means of giving them economic empowerment amidst the COVID-19 lockdown.
Following the death of the late Zulu King – Goodwill Zwelithini KabhekuZulu, Queen Mantfombi MaDlamini Zulu will be the interim ruler of the Zulu nation pending the installation of a new King.