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Women in Africa

The Girl Guides of Africa: Pioneering Women on Safari

Jacada Travel | Posted 05.06.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

It's no longer a man's world. Here are just some of the inspiring women forging a career for themselves as guides and rangers in the African bush.

Savings Groups, Mobile Phones And A New Solution For Rural Women

Lisa Kienzle | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Lisa Kienzle

For the rural poor -- especially women -- accessing formal financial services is nearly impossible. Few have formal identification needed to open an account; others lack a stable job or collateral needed for a loan.

A Place Where Every Young Person Has a Chance to Be a Leader

Global Kids | Posted 06.09.2014 | Impact
Global Kids

In a Global Kids workshop you learn, but you don't know that you're learning. You'd start off with something that feels like a game, and then that game evolves into a discussion.

Ascending Africa: Women And Youth Are Our Assets

Pres. Paul Kagame | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Pres. Paul Kagame

Many countries in Africa still have very low broadband penetration rates of 5 per cent, with only 13 per cent of people having internet access. Quite simply, we cannot afford to be at this level.

A Dark Day for Kenyan Women: Why Kenya Must Not Pass Its Revised Marriage Property Bill

Tim Hanstad | Posted 02.15.2014 | Impact
Tim Hanstad

Part of the problem is that it defines matrimonial property as only property that is jointly owned by the spouses. Given the predominant customs in Kenya, very little, if any, property will be considered matrimonial in nature under this narrow definition.

A Little Love Goes a Long Way...

Christa Zambardino | Posted 10.12.2012 | Impact
Christa Zambardino

Although I cannot explain why, I was so moved by this school and these girls -- their personal stories made me cry but their smiles warmed my heart -- I know that I was there for a reason and I was meant to do something with these feelings.

Introducing 'Barefoot Midwives'

Sheryl WuDunn | Posted 12.04.2012 | Impact
Sheryl WuDunn

Since not everyone can visit a hospital, Edna now wants to take the hospital to the people by training a large cadre of "barefoot midwives" who will travel from village to village to offer their medical services.

Safeguarding Pregnant Women With Essential Supplies Produces a Positive Ripple Effect

Catharine Taylor | Posted 11.27.2012 | Impact
Catharine Taylor

Healthy mothers have a powerful ripple effect. To save a mother is to save a family. And to save a family is to lay the foundation for stronger communities and more stable nations.

Intentional Environmentalist, Accidental Feminist: Fixing the Conservation Sector's Biggest Mistake

Jamie Bechtel | Posted 09.18.2012 | Green
Jamie Bechtel

Throwing more money at the conservation problem, in and of itself, will not improve the rate or effectiveness of conservation efforts; conservation organizations must also improve the way they invest their financial resources.

Helping Women and Girls in Rwanda

Valens Ntamushobora | Posted 07.14.2012 | Teen
Valens Ntamushobora

In many rural areas in Rwanda, women have been excluded from the decision-making processes affecting their lives, families and communities, and they are forced to accept prevailing social attitudes.

"It Takes A Village" And More To Change Lives In Uganda

Helene D. Gayle | Posted 06.10.2012 | Impact
Helene D. Gayle

From the rural villages in northern Uganda to the bustling city of Kampala, poverty-fighting programs have something notable in common: they demonstrate how integrated programming can help achieve sustainable changes in the lives and women, men and their families.

Saving Lives: One Woman at a Time

Doyin Oluwole | Posted 05.08.2012 | Impact
Doyin Oluwole

International Women's Day is a perfect occasion to reflect on the evolution of global health for women -- and remember that even a tiny drop of vinegar or HPV vaccination administered to a young girl can be the catalyst to save a woman's life.

Women Like Sirleaf and Gbowee Clear Africa's Path to Prosperity

Susan Davis | Posted 12.07.2011 | Women
Susan Davis

The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Leyman Gbowee and Tawakul Karman speaks to the crucial role women have played in securing peace in former conflict zones.

Africa's Forgotten Tragedy -- A Cursed Woman

Heidi Kingstone | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heidi Kingstone

Women live in hell with a condition that has all but been eliminated in the developed world.

Liberia's Peace Women: Tribeca 2008 Remembers What the World Overlooked in 2003

Abigail E. Disney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abigail E. Disney

How was it possible that these Liberian women had accomplished such an enormous feat without having been noticed and reported on by the news outlets I had come to know and trust?