"To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it"
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Tuesday, 30 April 2013
This year, Make Every Woman Count attended the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), an annual conference of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) that takes place at the UN headquarters in New York. Bringing together member states, international organizations, NGOs and CSOs, the CSW and its parallel and side events included a wide range of detailed discussions and evaluations of the world's progress on gender equality.
Monday, 29 April 2013
Let's talk business! Entrepreneurship is one of the most prominent catchwords in the development discourse at the moment. To be a successful entrepreneur you will generally along with an idea need money, access to a market and time to realise the project. Imagine now that you do not have an income, you live in an urban area, you have an unpaid job that you cannot quit and your community is not willing to support your idea. Who might you be? A Woman!
Monday, 22 April 2013
The ICT (Information and Communication Technology) is increasingly used across the continent to empower women. It can be a very powerful force when it is used for good purposes as much as it can for bad.
Thursday, 21 March 2013
My Experience in Lavender Hill is so different. You fear for your life. I am so confused.
Wednesday, 20 March 2013
1. The screaming pierced my heart, waking me from my sleep,’
The banging and slapping went on and I knew my neighbour was at it again
Like an ambulance siren, a cry for help went calling in the other semi-detached house
I thought for a moment, about what was happening, and then I told my self
It was none of my business.
Monday, 18 March 2013
Friday, 15 March 2013
Sera-sera, whatever we will be, will be, the future is not for us to stay sera-sera. A musician once sang. Things are like that, we need to plan for our future. Therefore this essay will discuss some of the issues concerning the future of young women in Africa.
Thursday, 14 March 2013
At the centre of all the foundations of creation Lies the core of the heart of all nations Inspired by the very hands of the Almighty
To forge the advancement of humanity
What a wondrous gift of God’s magnanimity
Wednesday, 13 March 2013
I am in this mess because of you. I am in a hospital bed relying on only a breathing machine because of you. I am slowly dying…because of you.
Tuesday, 12 March 2013
Just like a porcelain doll
Painted in blue on the white glossy clay
Fragile and perfect
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