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Women Advancing Africa placing women at the centre stage of Africa’s Economic Advancement Women 

Women Advancing Africa placing women at the centre stage of Africa’s Economic Advancement

Africa (NFA) – The inaugural Women Advancing Africa (WAA) Forum is a new Pan-African flagship initiative launched by the Graça Machel Trust to acknowledge and celebrate the central role women play in shaping Africa’s development agenda and by driving social and economic transformation. The Forum will take place from 9-12 August in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania at the Hyatt Kilimanjaro. Mrs. Graça Machel says, “Africa has experienced tremendous development in the last few decades, however a significant gap in the economic advancement of women remains a huge challenge. Africa is in a second liberation era – the economic liberation. Women can no Read More

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Pan-African women will connect for sustainable development Women 

Pan-African women will connect for sustainable development

Africa (NFA) – Women of African descent have made important contributions to the ecumenical movement and to their societies’ sustainable development. However, their stories often remain untold and their potential unfilled. A seminar organized by the Pan African Women’s Ecumenical Empowerment Network (PAWEEN), a project of the Ecumenical Theological Education department of the World Council of Churches (WCC), at the WCC’s Ecumenical Institute Bossey will help give voice to these unheard stories. Twenty-eight representatives of churches, faith-based organizations, civil society organizations, Pan African women’s organizations, and academic institutions will gather at the institute in Switzerland from 10-14 July. “The pilgrimage Read More

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Obstruction of Aid Endangers Women’s Lives Featured Health 

Obstruction of Aid Endangers Women’s Lives

Sudan (NFA) – Most women and girls in the rebel-held Nuba Mountains of Sudan lack access to reproductive health care, including emergency obstetric care, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Their plight is one of the little known yet far-reaching effects of years of obstruction of aid to the area by the Sudanese government and armed opposition. The 61-page report, “No Control, No Choice: Lack of Access to Reproductive Healthcare in Rebel-Held Southern Kordofan,” documents how women and girls cannot get contraception and have little access to health care if they face complications during pregnancy and childbirth. Read More

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