"We are at the dawn of the African Women's Decade ....We need to empower African women who produce food, raise children and drive the economy here. When those women take their rightful place at the negotiating table, in the parliament and in leadership positions across society, we can unleash Africa's enormous potential"
The Coexist Initiative focuses on organizations, which work with men and boys with specific commitments to ending all forms of violence against women and girls in Kenya. A small organization with 9 staff, 10 volunteers and 5 interns, they make a big impact with over 15,000 members across Kenya. The coalition or synergy, truly sees the integral role of men and boys in ending VAW and seeks to engage them in activities through home-grown, participatory and holistic interventions. read more...
Anne-Rachel has over 16 years of experience as an entrepreneur and consultant in the strategic Internet for Development sector. Anne-Rachel worked as Policy Analyst/Liaison, and Manager Regional Relations at ICANN where she was the primary link to the International and African communities (Governments, Private Sector, Civil Society, Academia, Media, Individual users, RIR etc.). She also served as Vice President Europe for ICANN for sometime. read more....
Video of the Month
Across rural Liberia, more than 5,000 women have gained access to critical financial services through Savings and Loan Associations supported by UN Women Liberia and its partners. For these women, the associations serve as a gateway for business expansion, financial independence and increased economic security. Watch and listen to a few of these women describe how they are transforming financial services in Liberia and the effect that this has had on their businesses, their confidence, and their future.