Press For Progress: Breaking The Grass Ceiling

In celebration of Internal Women’s day, the Central Bank of Nigeria promised to improve women’s access to formal financial services especially credit through various intervention programmes. This statement caught my attention because 21.4 million females, that is 42.7 percent of the total female population in Nigeria are financially excluded. While many women in Nigeria require access to credit, […]

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Child Marriage: A Conversation With Hope Nankunda, Regional Coordinator Girls Not Brides Uganda

Worldwide, more than 700 million women alive today were married as children. 17% of them, or 125 million, live in Africa. Approximately 39% of girls in sub-Saharan Africa are married before the age of 18. Specifically, nearly 1 in every 2 girls in Uganda is married before the age of 18. According to a United Nations […]

7 Organizations That Give Small Grants To Women NGOs In Africa. (Little Paper Work Required)

7 Organisations That Give Small Grants To Women NGOs In Africa (Little Paper Work Required)

Searching for organizations that give small grants to women Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Africa can be time-consuming. I know because I have searched. Most times when you do find an organisation, the paper work required can be discouraging. Fortunately for you, I have found 7 organizations that give small grants to NGOs in Africa that […]

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4 Technology Companies That Sponsor Women Tech Events (+How To Contact Them)

Finding a sponsor or sponsors for a women technology event can be HARD when you’re from Africa. Yes, all 54 African countries. Correct me if I’m wrong. You have a strong proposal and your budget is reasonable. But somehow all you keep getting is: “We have to speak to our corporate headquarters first”.  “This is […]

Meet the Amazing NGOs Fighting To End Sexual Violence In Congo

In April 2010, the UN Special Representative for Sexual Violence in Conflict, Margot Wallström, described the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as “the rape capital of the world”. In similar vein, four years later, the United Nations Population Fund recorded nearly 12,000 cases of gender and sexual-based violence in five eastern DRC provinces. This horrific levels of rape and […]

Exclusive Interview With Ikponwosa Ero, UN Independent Expert on the Enjoyment of Human Rights by Persons with Albinism

  Globally, June 13th is recognised as International Albinism Awareness Day. It is a day set aside to raise awareness on issues relating to albinism. I spoke to Ikponwosa Ero, United Nations Independent Expert on the Enjoyment of Human Rights of Persons with Albinism on the challenges African women with albinism face, efforts of the United Nations in protecting the […]

Let’s Talk Periods. An Interview with Dandelion Kenya.

Dandelion Kenya is an organization aimed at creating a sustainable, better, healthier and socially just society. Founded on feminist principles, Dandelion Kenya works and interventions on issues relating to sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality among others.  Christine Omao speaks to us on behalf of Dandelion Kenya on how the organisation fights for safe […]

Interview With Menstrual Hygiene Advocate Blessing ” Super Girl” Timidi Digha

Blessing Timidi Digha is a Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Advocate, Feminist, Women Deliver Young Leader and the founder of Safe Spaces and African Girl Child Development and Support Initiative.  Blessing works in the area of ensuring access to SRHR friendly services that help to prevent Unsafe abortions, Child Marriage, Female Genital Mutilation. She […]