Shelter for Victims of Sexual Abuse

Shelter for Victims of Sexual Abuse

WNN Photos   Women of all ages are sexually abused, from infants to seniors in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  (WNN) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: International Women’s Day. Monuc visists a women’s shelter for victims of sexual abuse in Goma. A delegation of MONUC female staff visited a women’s shelter in Goma and donated much […]

Zimbabwe: Women’s Latest Bargaining Tool

Zimbabwe: Women’s Latest Bargaining Tool

Johnson Siamachira – All Africa.com –  Wednesday, 31 August 2011 (originally published 24 Aug) “WOMEN think that when you’re married, you don’t have to worry about HIV. They think it is a safe haven,”said Beauty Nyamwanza of the National Aids Council. Research has shown that marriage increases the frequency of sex and impedes a woman’s […]

The Struggle for Women to Own Land

The Struggle for Women to Own Land

Miriam Gathigah – IPS News  – Thursday, 14 July, 2011 NAIROBI, Jul 14, 2011 (IPS) – Even at the best of times, obtaining a title deed from the ministry of lands is a difficult process. But as the minister of lands admitted on Jul. 13 that his office is rife with corruption, the disorganisation of […]

Empowering Nigerian Women: Insight, Ideas and Strategy

Empowering Nigerian Women: Insight, Ideas and Strategy

Peter Osalor – Vangard via UNDP Pressroom – Thursday, 30 December, 2010 (originally published 26 Dec) “When women are fully involved, the benefits can be seen immediately: families are healthier and better fed; their income, savings and reinvestment go up. And what is true of families is also true of communities and, in the long […]