The Government of Malawi has finally compensated 18 women and girls who were victims of rape by police officers around Mpingu and M’bwatalika in Lilongwe in 2018.
Kenya’s National Assembly Speaker, Justin Muturi, has intensified the call for women to actively participate in politics and seek various elective political seats in the 2022 General Elections.
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.
Women will be able to access some types of contraceptive pills in pharmacies without a prescription for the first time in the UK.
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.
By Aditi Maheshwari
Les Amazones d’Afrique, a group of women musicians from Africa aims to empower women and speak against violence. It is their founding principle to take initiative to empower women against all sorts of violence like spousal abuse, second-class treatment, domestic violence, female genital mutilation, etc. The outset of Les Amazones d’Afrique dates back to 2014. Valérie Malot, head of the booking, publishing, and management firm 3dFamily, encouraged several star singers to take an initiative and unitedly fight against violence against women in Africa and beyond. The consequent 2017 album, “République Amazone,” featured notable Malian artists such as Oumou Sangaré, Mamani Keïta, Angeìlique Kidjo, and Mariam Doumbia.
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) in its bid to complement the government’s efforts of addressing insecurity and unemployment has trained 200 women and youths’ victims of violence in different skills acquisition and empowerment in Ekiti State, Nigeria.