Fashion Sense and Culture Of The Modern Woman

Fashion Sense and Culture Of The Modern Woman Dressing has been a very long tradition of man’s history. Long before modernization and civilization erupted in the society, dressing has been an integral part of every culture and tradition, no matter the type and environ. Due to modernization and westernization, several things have crept into the culture and lives of Africans especially our women. Some have taken to the bad way of dressing and that has…

"Fashion Sense and Culture Of The Modern Woman"

African Volunteers for Women Empowerment

  The African Volunteers for Women Empowerment is a pet project of a feminist, author of the novel Awero You are a Woman(2014) and Lecturer of Portuguese language, Department of Foreign Languages, Obafemi Awolowo University, Dr AnikeAde Omidire Ruth. Founded in 2015 in conjunction with professionally and vocationally skilled members, hers is a non-profit organisation dedicated to imparting positive values in young women, making them better, diligent people, empowering them to fulfil present followership and…

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LIVES ON THE FRINGES 2

This is where the real focus of discourse is; let us, as women, take a critical look at ourselves and see if, one way or the other, we are not culpable. Years back, while I was doing a research on women issues in Africa and the effect of feminism, I came across a write-up which disparaged Western women as not being sincere in their efforts at fighting the women cause, since the women cause they…

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Christine Khasinah-Odero : Women under 40

By now Christine Khasinah-Odero is used to turning heads wherever she goes. The impact of her brainchild company has won her quite some accolades already including being nominated by Up Magazine in 2013 as one of Kenya’s Top 5 Women Under 40, 2013; South Africa’s CEO’s Magazine awarded her as one of the Finalist Most Influential Women In Business in Africa SME Category 2013 and again in 2014 which she was bestowed in October this year.…

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#BringBackOurGirls : An appeal to African gov’ts over Boko Haram girls

A Women’s Conference meeting in Midrand, South Africa has appealed to African Union (AU) member states to provide financial and logistical support to the government of Nigeria to support its efforts to free the girls held by Boko Haram rebel group in Northern Nigeria. The Conference, held at the Pan African Parliament headquarters from October 16-17 also condemned violence against women in particular and appealed to all organs of the AU, the United Nations Security…

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UN Women lauches Cyberspace for Women Entrepreneurs

Hi there people this week i talk about  a project which was showcased during the 2014 Global Accelerator at the United Nations. Entrepreneurs and innovators provided in the lead up to the launch of the Business Hub. On Monday, 15th Spetember, 2014 the UN Women launched a new component of EmpowerWomen.org. They called it a ‘Business Hub for Gender Equality and Women’s Economic Empowerment’. It allows members to showcase good practices which economically empower women…

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Women In Tech: A Q&A with the Founders of AkiraChix

The problem with getting more women in tech is that there aren’t more women in tech; so a group of female tech enthusiasts decided to do something about that. Five years ago, a group like this would have been inconceivable in Kenya, or even Africa as a whole. But we are a long time from then and time has lent support to women in technology. AkiraChix is a network, society for ladies interested in technology,…

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Women Empowerment, A Panacea to National Development

It is common to hear people talk about women’s empowerment and the liberation of women from poverty and domestic oppression and exploitation as pre-requisites for national development. Issues concerning women are hence integrated in the national policies and programmes. Emancipation and liberation of women from poverty and exploitation. We remain optimistic that our women will continue to recognize that they have a president who is standing by them at all times and anywhere. Imagine a…

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African Women Making Progress In Battle For Equal Rights

There was the Ugandan minister who defended Molesting girls as “natural”, echoing a similar attitude among Nigerian lawmakers. In Somalia, a court sentenced an alleged molest victim to jail without bringing the accused men to court. This spring, Mozambique could pass a law that would allow rapists to go free if they marry their victims. And women in Egypt have reported a resurgence in notorious “virginity tests” while in police custody. For those who follow…

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African Women Remain Unequal in Work, Politics, Education

On paper, Africa’s women have more rights than ever before, in the form of laws against gender violence, and a reserved number of seats for women in many countries’ parliaments. But a new study finds that the women of this vast continent share an across-the-board disadvantage in three key areas of society: education, jobs and political participation. The report from the research group Afrobarometer was based on a survey of more than 50,000 people in…

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