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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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An Indian Woman’s Eco-Friendly Venture Creates Paper Gifts That Grow Into Plants Be Greedy 

An Indian Woman’s Eco-Friendly Venture Creates Paper Gifts That Grow Into Plants

India (GV) – During national day festivities and other occasions, you might see crowds of people waving hundreds or thousands of little flags in celebration. But when the fun is over, those flags are often discarded, littering the ground. But what if they didn’t become trash? What if they contained seeds that with a little care grew into a plant? That’s the creative idea of one Indian nature lover with a master’s degree in forensic biotechnology — infusing seeds into disposable gifts. Mansi Shah launched her venture Gift Green a year ago, quitting her day job with a vision to do something good for the environment. 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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