Findings of the Global Gender Gap Report 2014 unveiled recently by the World Economic Forum (WEF) suggest that no country in the world has fully closed the gender gap. However five of the Nordic countries (Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland) have closed more than 80% of it while Yemen, the lowest ranked country has closed just over 50% of the gender gap. The Forum’s 9th Global Index edition since its inception in 2006, it…"Global Gender Gap 2014: Highs and Lows of Africa"
Why was this husband letting his wife solely pay for their shelter, food and child’s school fees? As Nandi pointed out earlier, lazy, coddled mummy’s boys-turned-husbands can so “stress women that they want to commit suicide.” Liz Beteise (not real names) is married to a ‘mummy’s boy’ who uses his money to party instead of providing the home’s needed finances. And when she tired of paying all the bills, she sought counselling. Her husband, instead…"Women Picking Up Home Bills!… What do you think?"
Agriculture in Africa could be big business by 2030 if farmers are given more support, according to the World Bank. A number of projects are already underway across the continent to help farmers make the most of their land and some are already showing signs of success. What’s your opinion on this? Share your comments below:"African farming could be ‘big business’, says World Bank"
Lokoja — Wife of the Kogi State Deputy Governor, Tokunbo Awoniyi, has advocated stiffer penalties for persons involved in violence against women. Mrs Awoniyi who gave the charge in her Christmas message to women in Kogi State urged them to always speak out whenever they are abused. She described Christmas as a time of peace, love and compassion and lamented the increasing cases of violence against women in the country. She appealed to women to…"Awoniyi’s Wife Seeks Stiffer Penalty for Violence Against Women"
Women in Kaduna State have risen against gender based violence with a brainstorming session in Kaduna which sought solutions to the menace. The meeting at the Women Multipurpose Center in Kaduna which was chaired by the new Commissioner for Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development in the state, Mrs. Comfort Amwe, witnessed a large turnout of women groups in a show of solidarity aimed at finding solutions to the problem. Mrs. Amwe said domestic…"Women Move Against Gender Based Violence"
The First lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, on Monday in Abuja urged Nigerian women to re-dedicate themselves to prayer and to their homes during the Christmas season. This is contained in a statement signed by Mrs Ayotunde Adesugba, a Director of Information in the Presidency. Jonathan tasked all women to renew their commitment to cherish family values of dedication, unity, love, loyalty, and uprightness. The wife of the president noted that “stable, peaceful homes promote peaceful…"Nigeria: First Lady Felicitates With Women At Christmas"
Women have been known to be particular in the issues of grooming but they have also been known to complain and criticize anything short of their expectations. Men on the other hand feel good when they walk around and get compliments on how good they look. This however does not happen by wishful thinking; determination and enthusiasm are a must. A wise woman makes sure that her man has enough under garments; a minimum of…"Groom Your Man, so He’s not Snatched from you"
Applying mascara might seem like a relatively easy task but doing it the right way is a little different. To get that stellar look, it takes a different technique. When it comes to applying mascara, there are some tips that can help you get more volume, get to those hard-to-reach eyelash hairs and give you great-looking lashes every time. So how can you get a hold on these great tips? Don’t worry BN Beauty has…"Great Looking Lashes in a Snap! Read 7 Hot Tips for Applying Mascara"
New research suggests that bad genes may be responsible for more breast cancer cases in black women than has been previously known. About 1 in 5 African-American women with the disease have an inherited mutation that drastically raises their risk for breast and ovarian cancer, according to a study released Monday. It may help explain why black women have higher rates of breast cancer at young ages, a more aggressive form of the disease, and…"Advice for black women on breast cancer gene risk"
As the G8 discusses sexual violence in the DRC, perpetrators and victims speak out about mass rape in Minova In a small house on a hill overlooking Lake Kivu, a young Congolese soldier recounts the crimes he and his comrades committed in Minova a few months ago. “Twenty-five of us gathered together and said we should rape 10 women each, and we did it,” he said. “I’ve raped 53 women. And children of five or…"Congo: We did whatever we wanted, says soldier who raped 53 women"