Source: UN Women - Africa |

United Nations Women and partners fight gender-based violence by helping to change social norms and attitudes in Ethiopia

Tegenie, a GBV specialist for Norwegian Church Aid, has dedicated his life to ending child marriage and violence against women

Mengistie Tegenie’s four sisters were married before the age of 18. Bright and academically gifted, their schooling—like that of many young women in Ethiopia—stopped after their arranged marriages. During his first year at university, Tegenie says he felt guilty that he was able to continue his studies while his sisters…

Source: UN Women - Africa |

E-commerce platform bridges the digital gender divide in Rwanda

More than 4,000 small and medium-sized enterprises, of which 40 per cent are women-owned, now operate on the Ihuzo platform

During the COVID-19 pandemic, with many confined to their homes and businesses forced to shutter, digital systems became essential across all parts of life. This moment exposed a stark gender divide: many women-owned businesses operated offline and faced significant challenges when they suddenly needed to transition. But it also presented…

Source: FIFA |

Football for Schools returns to Qatar with seminar designed for women

The workshop covered various aspects of the Football for Schools Programme which aims to make football more accessible to young people by incorporating football activities into the education system

A capacity-building seminar was held in Doha on 27 and 28 September; The workshop was designed for women: 40 female teachers took part; A trio of FIFA ( women’s football experts joined, pooling their experience and expertise. "2023 will be a year of consolidating achievements and strengthening the monitoring and…

Source: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. |

Check Point and Cybersafe Team up to Provide Equal Opportunities for Women in Africa’s Cybersecurity Sector

Check Point SecureAcademy is providing free education resources to Nigerian charity demonstrating its commitment to diversifying and futureproofing the cybersecurity industry

Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP) (, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions globally, has partnered with Africa based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Cybersafe Foundation (, to combat the ongoing cybersecurity skills shortage.The collaboration with Check Point’s SecureAcademy ( program, which provides free cutting-edge cyber educational content through partnerships with…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa: Committee on Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities Adopts its Report on National Council on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (NCGBVF) Bill

In facilitating effective public participation on the NCGBVF Bill, the committee conducted in-person and virtual public hearings on 6 and 13 June 2023

The Portfolio Committee on Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities has today adopted the A-list and B-list of the National Council on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (NCGBVF) Bill. The Bill was tabled in Parliament and referred to the committee on 11 October 2022. It was classified by the Joint Tagging…

Source: U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Nigeria |

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Power Africa Launches ‘Growing Green Jobs’ for Women in the Energy Sector in Nigeria

This initiative will equip approximately 500 women and youth with the required skills and opportunities to secure better jobs in Nigeria’s energy sector

On September 26, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Power Africa launched “the Growing Green Jobs for Women in Nigeria” initiative to foster gender equality and promote clean energy solutions. This initiative will equip approximately 500 women and youth with the required skills and opportunities to secure better…

Source: UNICEF Nigeria |

Nigeria: Mentor mothers' dedication to preventing mother-to-child Human Immunodeficiency Viruses (HIV) transmission in Kaduna State

Liatu dedicates her life to assisting HIV-positive mothers in surviving and giving birth to HIV-negative children

Laitu Elkana, a 46-year-old mother of four, has devoted her life to helping HIV-positive women not only survive but also give birth to children who are HIV-negative. As a mentor mother at Gwamna Awan Medical Hospital Kakuri in Kaduna State, Laitu is part of a group responsible for motivating pregnant…

Source: Embassy of Morocco in South Africa |

Morocco: Royal instructions for a new Revision of the Family Code

The Sovereign has entrusted the preparation of this important reform, in a collective and collegial manner, to the Ministry of Justice, the Supreme Council of the Judicial Power and the Presidency of the Public Prosecutor's Office

His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, may God assist Him, has sent a Letter to the Head of government concerning the revision of the Family Code. This Royal Letter gives concrete form to the Royal decision announced by HM the King in the Speech of the Throne…

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Young and Unstoppable: Incredible Africans Redefining Africa's Global Influence and Potential

During the Unstoppable Africa Summit, a remarkable group of young African women trailblazers defied conventions and unveiled a powerful narrative that reimagines perceptions of Africa's global influence

Amidst the vibrant mosaic of Africa's rising stars, an inspirational tapestry of narratives unfolds, challenging stereotypes and illuminating our continent's limitless potential. On the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly last week, during the Unstoppable Africa Summit, a remarkable group of young African women trailblazers defied conventions and unveiled…

Source: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) |

Portable ultrasounds give pregnant women a ray of hope amid crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Kanyaruchinya health centre is located near the makeshift Bujari camp on the outskirts of Goma, set up for people displaced by the surging violence in the east of the country

“Most of the women here have never had an ultrasound scan in their lives – even though on average they’ve already given birth more than five times,” said Charmante Sibamza, a midwife in Nyiragongo, in North Kivu province. More than 20 pregnant women are waiting on benches at the Kanyaruchinya…