Women

STRENGTHENING THE ROLE OF WOMEN AS INSTRUMENTS FOR A MORE PRODUCTIVE SOCIETY.

A community with empowered women is more likely to have a major impact on society and the nation as a whole. This means that wherever women have the opportunity to do more, a remarkable impact is felt, disproving the notion that women are irrelevant to the community and are only good for keeping house and …

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.

Verbal Abuse We should all know that there is never a sufficient excuse for abuse and that the victim is never to blame. The most common and under-reported form of abuse is verbal abuse. Victims of verbal abuse rarely talk about what they are going through because society often forces them to keep quiet about …

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Curbing Violence Against Women.

Not ignoring violence against women is a primary human right, and adequate measures must be taken to ensure that women can live their lives free from violence of any kind. The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, observed on November 25, aims to draw attention to the fact that violence against women …

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Child marriage in Togo

Child marriage is a widespread problem in Togo, a country in West Africa. In Togo, approximately 22% of girls under the age of 18 are married. Despite the high number of child marriages, there are many social and political aspects of Togolese society that encourage child marriage in Togo. Here are five reasons for the …

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Discrimination in Tanzania’s schools ruins girls’ lives

Tanzania’s first female president, Samia Suluhu, took office in March 2021. Her government has the power to ask education authorities to end the exclusion of pregnant and married girls from public schools. She should urge them to adopt a clear continuation policy, in line with human rights, that allows pregnant and married girls to continue …

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Tanzania: Smz, Unesco Bring Smiles to Pregnant Zanzibar Girls

ZANZIBAR government and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) have agreed to strengthen collaboration to help girls who dropped out of school after becoming pregnant to continue with studies. The strengthening of the partnership follows a report on evaluation of ‘Re-Entry School Policy’ implementation presented here to stakeholders in education sector at a …

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Fragile Gains – Women Have Made Progress in Education, but Challenges Persist in Business and Around Abuse.

As part of our coverage for International Women’s Month, we seek some insights from Vanessa Moungar, the African Development Bank’s Director for Gender, Women and Civil Society. Moungar tells us how the Bank is supporting women entrepreneurs and outlines the challenges that remain. What does International Women’s Month mean to you? Working for a world …

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