Rubywrites Award

Rubywrites Award A Non-government Organization known as AAWON held her first campus female gender writing competition at the Afe Babalola hall of the University of Lagos on the 2nd of March 2017. The event which is the maiden edition of the Rubywrites competition had the grand finiale of the award ceremony. The event started about a year ago with the sole aim of bring together a platform for young Nigerian women to express themselves via…

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The End Of An African Legend

The End Of An African Legend Have you ever heard of the name Buchi Emechata before? Well, lovers of Literature will have heard of the name and also heard of her works. Before her death, she owned over 20 books like “The Joys Of Motherhood”, “The Pride Price”, “Second-class citizen” and the likes. As an African feminist, she believes in giving freedom to the young lady in a dire situation, and been a megaphone to…

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Africa needs more women agricultural researchers, study proposes

While the number of female researchers increased in the agricultural sector women are still under-represented in many countries.   This is according to a survey published late last week by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) covering 37 countries in Africa South of the Sahara (SSA) region.   The report, Taking Stock of National Agricultural R&D Capacity in Africa South of the Saharasummarizes SSA’s recent progress in developing its nationalagricultural Research & Development (R…

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The Mother Of Programming : Grace Hooper

United States Navy Admiral Grace Hopper (1906–1992) was one of the first programmers in the history of computers. Her belief that programming languages should be as easily understood as English was highly influential on the development of one of the first programming languages called COBOL. It is largely due to Grace Hopper’s influence that programmers use “if/thens” instead of 1s and 0s today.From a young age, Grace had a curious and analytical mind When she was…

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Minister Crowned Top Western Cape Female Entrepreneurs

Gerrit van Rensburg, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development asked the National Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Minister Nkwinti, to provide more projects for female entrepreneurs at the recently held Western Cape leg of the National Top Female Entrepreneurs in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. “Please Minister Nkwinti: support even more projects for our women entrepreneurs who want to enter agriculture. Please give more empowerment projects to these ladies. They want to…

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The Secret Life of an Intersex Person

When most people are born, the doctor shouts out, ‘it’s a boy!’ or ‘it’s a girl!’ It is assumed a child should be either female or male at birth, with one peep at its genitalia by the midwife. But what do you do when confronted with a baby whose body is not easily categorized as male or female? A baby with both male and female genitalia. Or a man who menstruates. Or rather a woman…

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Liberia: Four Liberian Female Student Leaders Off to the U.S. for Study

The Government of the United States of America (USA) through its embassy near Monrovia on Friday, June 21, 2013 air lifted four Liberian female student leaders to study women leadership for five-to-six-weeks in the US. The initiative is part of a US dedicated effort to enhancing quality education and building strong female leadership development in post conflict Liberia. Speaking during a pre-departure orientation at the US Embassy, the Public Affairs Officer of the US Embassy,…

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Nigeria: Bolanle Awe and the Feminist Discourse

Since the Beijing Conference of 1995, the issue of women and their lot within the socio-economic, cultural and political context of any nation resurged with fresh political energy at a global level. This resurgence is critical to feminist and gender discourses everywhere. These discourses have often been polarised along so many ideological and racial lines bothering on conceptual and political issues and problems of patriarchal influence, the scope of gender disequilibrium across regions and geographies,…

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Africa: leading the way for women

From Nobel prizewinners to presidents, women in the continent are having a wonderful year. What next? This has been a great year for women in power in Africa with the election of a second female president, the appointment of the first female head of the African Union and not one, but two female Nobel prizewinners. In April we saw the election of Joyce Banda as president of Malawi; in June, Gambia’s Fatou Bensouda was declared…

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Kenya Introduces Cancer Vaccine for Girls

Kenya today became the first country to protect girls against cervical cancer with GAVI-supported human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines. The first round of the HPV demonstration project took place at the Central Primary School in Kitui County in Eastern Kenya. The delivery of the vaccines follows last week’s confirmation that GAVI has secured a record low price for the vaccines. Important moment for Kenyan women “This is an important moment for Kenyan women, as cervical cancer…

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