In the Democratic Republic of Congo, few people are surprised when a woman drops her apron for a job to help support her household. But many were surprised when Maombi Aristide chose to become a bricklayer. Aristide, 34, is a mother of six who realized that her family could no longer manage on her husband’s salary alone. Working for the Congolese National Police, he did not earn enough to pay for their children’s education. DRC’s…"Yes Women Can! – Woman Working As a Bricklayer"
The woman who is inspiring Africans to turn against female genital mutilation A revolutionary education programme that has saved tens of thousands of African girls from female genital mutilation could work in London, claims the woman behind the scheme. The community empowerment programme, set up in Senegal by American Molly Melching, is having a domino effect as village after village declares its daughters will no longer be cut. The scheme has been so effective that…"The woman who is inspiring Africans to turn against female genital mutilation"