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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 […]