Economic Justice

SADC: Making the economy work for women

SADC: Making the economy work for women

By Lucia Makamure Johannesburg, 9 October: The African Women’s Development & Communication Network (FEMNET), in partnership with the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University (CWGL), Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA), Christian Aid and UN Women are this week hosting the first ever African Feminist Macroeconomics Academy (AFMA). The Academy that has brought together gender activists, academia, researchers and […]

Women entrepreneurial skills not fully supported

Women entrepreneurial skills not fully supported

By Melody Kandare Johannesburg, 18 July: While on a work assignment to administer monitoring and evaluation questionnaires on the progress of the SADC protocol on gender and development in Midvaal one of Gauteng’s town I was disappointed to see the struggles of local women entrepreneurship. It made me realise that entrepreneurship policies are not fully […]

Zambia: *Yvonne Kaoma

Zambia: *Yvonne Kaoma

The most memorable experience as part of the training are things that were taught at the training like knowing that I have rights to speak when I am abused by my husband/partner and self-esteem where the facilitator told us that we are important and can make it in life even without men. I joined the […]

April 12, 2016 Themes: Economics | Gender equality Programs: Economic Justice | Entrepreneurship

Zimbabwe: Punished for refusing to leave my matrimonial home

Zimbabwe: Punished for refusing to leave my matrimonial home

Zvimba, Zimbabwe, 11 March, 2015: My name is Rosemary Muza, I am a 53 year old woman who is a victim of physical and emotional abuse. Since 1961 the year I was born, I never faced any challenges as I grew up under the care and guardianship of loving parents.

Swaziland: “Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” -Marilyn Monroe

Manzini, Swaziland, 28 March, 2016: Attending the entrepreneurship training was an eye opener for me. “I use to think being a house wife and doing house chores qualifies me to be a good wife, I never thought I could multi task and still be there for my family. It was a norm that males should […]

March 22, 2016 Themes: Economic violence Programs: Economic Justice | Entrepreneurship

Namibia: Natalia Nangobe

Namibia: Natalia Nangobe

Ogwediva, Namibia, 8 March 2016: My name is Nakandjemo* I come from Ombila village in Oshana region and have five children. If you give more women business skills, then poverty will reduce in Namibia. I am no longer abused by my husband we made peace. This happened because now I am making money and can buy food for the house and contribute to our children wherever I can.

Business

Business

Mauritius

February 29, 2016 Themes: Economics | Gender equality | Human Rights Programs: Economic Justice | Gender Justice

Transport

Transport

Madagascar, December 2015

Employment

Employment

Botswana, October 2015

October 29, 2015 Themes: Business | Employment | Gender equality Programs: Economic Justice

REGION ANTSINANANA : LE JIRO MENA HANDICAPE L’EDUCATION_ Basy Vava_20 Avril 2015

REGION ANTSINANANA : LE JIRO MENA HANDICAPE L’EDUCATION Résumé : Lors de l’inauguration d’infrastructures scolaires, les responsables de l’éducation nationale dans la région Antsinanana tirent la sonnette d’alarme sur un phénomène qui a des impacts négatifs dans l’éducation. Le Jiro Mena, qui pourrait être traduit par bal des jeunes prend de l’ampleur dans cette partie […]