African feminist activists should be the reference point from which we hear about girls’ educations across the continent. Three activists from Ethiopia, Kenya, and Zambia discuss strategies that they have implemented to promote girls’ and young women’s education in their respective countries.
It is yet another remarkable feat for Ethiopian Airlines as it will have its first ever flight operated by women in all roles within Africa. The flight will depart from Addis Ababa to Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria.
UN Resident Coordinator Siddharth Chatterjee has one of those CVs that will blow you away. Sneak a peek at his Twitter bio and you will see what we are talking about. Ex Indian Special Forces. Ex Red Cross. Princeton alumnus. And a presiding don of the opinion pages at Huffington Post and Reuters. We’re sure you see what we are talking about. He’s a man worth paying attention to. We’re glad he recently spared a few minutes to sit down for an interview with Dr Diana Wangari who brings us the scoop.
Today we remember a historic day when Ellen Johnson Sirleaf became the first woman in African to be elected president, voted to lead her country Liberia in 2006.
Dr. Mumba Chalwe Zambia’s first woman in urology wants her accomplishments to inspire other women and girls, “Like I always say “iron sharpens iron” if women and girls can see fellow women as achievers outside the domestic sphere they can aim higher.”
Independent female directors are making pornographic films or adult erotica to alleviate degrading and exploitative images linked to an increase in child pornography and sexual violence. Feminist pornography is a genre of film developed to encourage women and their self-beliefs of freedom through sexuality, equality and pleasure. The overall aim of feminist porn is to empower the performers who produce it and the people who view it.
Today is the International Day of the Girl Child celebrated under the theme is EmPOWER Girls: before, during and after crises.. It has been marked since 2012 to create awareness on and address challenges faced by girls. It also promotes empowerment of the girl and enjoyment of their human rights.
The oil industry is making room for women participation with petroleum giant BPSA appointing the first ever black woman as their new Chief Executive. Priscillah Mabelane is the first woman in the history of South Africa’s oil industry to become a chief executive, and it is also the first such appointment for any multi-national petroleum company.
A leading Sudanese women’s rights activist Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim has passed away at he age of 84. Fatima was the first female elected parliamentarian in Sudan. May she Rest in Power.