Source: This Day

The federal government has said that it is commencing the distribution of a new innovative HIV test kits for testing of pregnant women in the country.

Source: New Era

Namibia’s police chief has called for severe punishments for adults who rape children as a deterent for a crime that has become all too prevalent.

Source: Voice of America

A South Sudan women's rights activist has been named one of three winners of an award given by Amnesty International USA recognizing women who the group says "protect the dignity, liberties, and lives of women and children in crisis regions."

Source: The Herald
After living for long as outright beggars with no means to sustain themselves and their families, women here are slowly learning to work on their own to generate income, thanks to First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa's intervention through castor bean production, gardening, sewing and knitting projects, among others.

Source: Nation

More than 20 women rights organisations in Isiolo, Wajir, Garissa and Marsabit have agreed to work together in ending gender-based violence (GBV).

Source: UN Women

Born to a farming family, Theresa Mukashyaka and her parents cultivated beans, cassava, sweet potatoes, and other vegetables. They practiced subsistence agriculture but the only crop that would make it to market was beans.

Source: UN Women

Globally, 3.7 billion people do not have access to the internet. Half of them are women. In some parts of the world, the digital gender divide has been shrinking, but data shows it is growing in Africa.

Source: FrontPageAfrica

These are trying times for many Liberians particularly women who most times bear the economic burden of any form of crisis, and the COVID-19 crisis is no exception.

The pandemic has caused a global economic crisis and Liberia, being one of the poorest in Sub-Sahara Africa, has not been spared its brunt.

Source: Nation

Environmentalists want a review of laws and regulations to ensure active involvement of women in conserving the environment. The experts warn that locking women out of land ownership is slowing environmental conservation in Kenya and in the continent.

Source: Daily Monitor 

As the sun rises over the homes and cultivated fields of Miango, it does little to warm up the settlement, which lies 27km outside of Jos, the capital of Nigeria’s central Plateau State. This is Nigeria’s fertile “highlands” and temperatures in Miango, while never rising much over 24 degrees Celsius, can drop to as low as seven degrees. It is still chilly when, after church, groups of children can be seen making their way down a road to congregate at a house in the area. This is the home of Deborah Kangyang Gana.

Source: Daily Monitor

The State minister for Gender and Culture, Ms Peace Mutuuzo, has ordered local authorities in Bukwo District in Sebei Sub-region to identify the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) cutters, commonly known as surgeons, and hand them over to the government.

Source: UN Women

Irene Auma had just returned home to Ugunja in Western Kenya from Uganda when Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the country would go into lockdown.

“I had just bought goods worth USD 500 from Uganda to sell in my stall at the market,” said Irene. “All my goods perished, there was nothing to sell. Besides, there were police everywhere, so traders could not attempt to sell.”

Source: African Arguments

61 years after Nigeria seized the reins of independence, 1 October is a day of national reflection. The task of nation-building is a lengthy and laborious endeavour and honest introspection of our collective gains and losses must be undertaken as we map our path forward towards the goal of shared peace and prosperity.

Source: VOA

Tunisian President Kais Saied surprised many Wednesday with his appointment of Najla Bouden Romdhane, a 63-year-old professor at a prestigious engineering school, as the country’s first female prime minister.

Source: Human Rights Watch 

African countries have taken important steps in recent years to protect the right to education of pregnant students and adolescent mothers, Human Rights Watch said today.

Source: This Day

In this report, Sunday Ehigiator examines how proper financing of maternal medicines-drugs and medication, can help reduce the high rate of maternal mortality in Nigeria given that many pregnant women still can’t afford or lack access to quality healthcare and drugs, before, during and after labour.

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