While Men Go Drinking, Women Go Fishing

While Men Go Drinking, Women Go Fishing

Ephraim Nsingo – IPS – Thursday, 24 May 2012 (originally published 21 May) CHIPATA, Zambia, May 21, 2012 (IPS) – Climate change may have led to declining water levels in Genda Village in Zambia’s Eastern Province, but Mercy Mwanza and the women here discovered there was a positive side to it and found a new […]

Putting microfinance money into Africa’s women still works

Putting microfinance money into Africa’s women still works

Mark Tran – Women News Network – WNN MDG Stories (WNN) AFRICA: Inclusion was the big theme of the African Development Bank annual meeting in Lisbon last week, an acknowledgment that impressive economic growth numbers don’t tell the whole story. As the president of the AfDB, Donald Kaberuka, acknowledged at the start of proceedings, the […]

ZAMBIA: Woman leads in environmental protection

ZAMBIA: Woman leads in environmental protection

Charles Mafa – AfricaNews – Friday, 25 March, 2011 Lusaka, Zambia:While women are the most seriously affected by the deterioration of the environment, Rita Hamusokwe, 62, is showing that women can become effective agents of change for protection and stewardship of the earth if they are provided with knowledge and opportunity. Studies have shown that […]

ZAMBIA: Women and Maternal Mortality

ZAMBIA: Women and Maternal Mortality

BRENDA ZULU – The Times of Zambia (via All.Africa.com) – Friday, 11 March, 2011 (originally published 9 March) TOO many women are suffering and dying from complications of pregnancy and childbirth in Zambia. These women are in the reproductive age group of 15 to 49 years. Most of these deaths occur amongst the poorest in […]

Zambian TV Ads Threaten Women’s Gains

Zambian TV Ads Threaten Women’s Gains

Valentine Chanda – IPS – Inter Press Service – Wednesday, 2 March, 2011 (originally published 28 Feb) LUSAKA, Feb 28, 2011 (IPS/SNS) – Five years since Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was elected president in Liberia, it appears there is a systematic campaign to remind African women that their place is still in the kitchen. And advertisers of […]

Acid Crime Survival Zambia

Acid Crime Survival Zambia

Women face extreme violence from acid   Correspondent SALLY CHIWAMA – WNN Features Lusaka, ZAMBIA: “You have to “grow” crocodile skin to clean the wounds of an acid survivor. The worst ordeal was while in the hospital, as the skin kept peeling off. “I didn’t realize that the tongue skin was also peeling off. The […]

Doctors campaign for safe abortion in Zambia

Doctors campaign for safe abortion in Zambia

SALLY CHIWAMA – WNN Features WNN Zambia: Selina’s gullet (where food passes) is constricted, burning and on fire. An opening has been created in her stomach in an effort to feed her because food and water cannot pass through the gullet. Next, she must undergo an operation to fix what’s left of her stomach. She […]