Nigeria: Malala – I Wish to See My Nigerian Sisters Released

Nigeria: Malala – I Wish to See My Nigerian Sisters Released

Adebiyi Adedapo – All Africa – Monday, 14 July 2014 Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl-child education campaigner, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, has called on Boko Haram terrorists to free the abducted Chibok schoolgirls. Malala, who commenced a three-day visit to Nigeria on Saturday, celebrated her 17th birthday in Abuja at a […]

Somali Women Cashing in on Business

Somali Women Cashing in on Business

Abdurrahman Warsameh – IPS – Wednesday, 01 May 2013 (originally published 22 Apr) MOGADISHU, Apr 22 2013 (IPS) – In the Hamarweyne market, Mogadishu’s largest, 24-year-old Maryama Yunis is finding success with her tiny cosmetic store. The young Somali entrepreneur has been in business for two years, selling everything from soaps and shampoos to lipsticks […]

Did Colombian woman human rights activist die under ‘mysterious’ circumstances?

Did Colombian woman human rights activist die under ‘mysterious’ circumstances?

WNN Breaking Amnesty International outlines the life of former Colombian human rights defender and activist Angélica Bello who died under ‘mysterious’ circumstances on February 16, 2013 (WNN/AI) Bogotá, COLOMBIA, SOUTH AMERICA: For years Angélica Bello, a human rights defender from Colombia, rarely spent a day alone – that would have been, simply, too dangerous. A […]

Nepali women seek to balance economic participation

Nepali women seek to balance economic participation

Kamala Gautam – UPI.com – Tuesday, 15 January 2013 (originally published 08 Jan) KATHMANDU, Nepal (GPI)–Pratima Pokharel, 65, a resident of a rural district in Nepal’s Eastern region, coughs hard. She married her husband at the age of 15. She was in grade four. A life of hard work followed, she says. Pokharel gave birth […]