Kenyan women milk fortunes from camel
afrol News, 13 January - Safia Kulow, in the arid centre of Kenya, is in firm control of her economy after she and other traditional Anolei women made big business of camel milk. Now they consider which investments to make to increase revenues from their industry.
Gender inequality still rife, World Bank report
afrol News, 17 March - Only 20 of 128 economies have equal legal rights for men and women in several important areas for entrepreneurs and workers, according to a new World Bank Group report, Women, Business and the Law 2010. Inequality occurs across all regions and income levels. But many economies have been legislating to reduce these inequalities, the report said.
Women's worst world-wide
afrol News, 8 March - A ranking released today, on Women's Day, reveals that among the top-ten worst countries for women, seven are African. Female genital mutilation, sexual and violence, lack of education, HIV risks and traditional discrimination are women's worst enemies in Africa.
$8 million support for agric production
afrol News, 4 March - The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has signed a grant agreement of US$8 million with the Republic of The Gambia to improve the production and marketability of livestock and horticulture products, specifically targeting rural women and youth nationwide.
Need for action to empower women - Migiro
afrol News, 2 March - While there have been advances over the past 15 years to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women, there is still a clear need to move from commitment to action in several key areas, the UN Deputy Secretary-General said yesterday at the start of a two-week United Nations meeting on women.
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