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NIGERIA: Women Affairs Ministry to Partner USAID, NACA on HIV/AIDS
Monday, 28 July 2014

Source: Nigerian Tribune                                                                                                                                                                                                         The Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development is to partner with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), in the fight against the growing cases of Gender Based Violence (GBV) and HIV/AIDS in the country.

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AFRICA: How this Smart Contraceptive Design Could Liberate Women in Africa
Monday, 28 July 2014

Source: Quartz                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Family planning counts for a lot when it comes to development in poor countries. It lowers mortality among women and infants, improves educational outcomes, and slows population growth. It also makes it easier for women to enter the workforce, which acts as an economic booster shot even in wealthy nations such as Japan.

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SIERRA LEONE: Sierra Leone female broadcast journalist to cover first US Africa Leaders Summit for 50 African Heads of States in Washington DC
Monday, 28 July 2014

Source: Sierra Express Media                                                                                                                                                                                                As part of the United States Embassy's commitment in the development of the Media in Sierra Leone, the Public Affairs Office of the United States Embassy in Freetown has selected Female Broadcast Journalist and General Manager of SKYY Radio, Tiana Alpha, to cover the first U.S. Commitment to Africa Reporting Tour in Washington D.C, which will occur at the end of July and beginning of August.

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ZAMBIA: ‘Africa Needs Women for Development’
Monday, 28 July 2014

Source: Zambia Daily Mail                                                                                                                                                                                                      Africa can only sustain its successes if its material conditions ensure that women participate fully alongside men in the production and development of the continent, says former prime minister of Mozambique Luisa Diogo.

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INTERNATIONAL: Not all African Women Believe 'Black is Beautiful'. And that's OK
Monday, 28 July 2014

Source: Times Live                                                                                                                                                                                                                Skin lightening is about fashion, not inferiority -- and it is an issue ripe with hypocrisy.

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ZAMBIA: Machel Urges Women to Form Networks
Monday, 28 July 2014

Source: Zambia Daily Mail                                                                                                                                                                                                      Founder of 'New Faces, New Voices' Graca Machel, says women should form strong networks to enable them influence change among policy makers.

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NIGERIA: UNFPA Harps On Increased Investment in Girl-Child Education
Monday, 28 July 2014

Source: allAfrica                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has reiterated the need for countries to place more value and also invest in girl-child education.

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GHANA: Stakeholders Meet On Gender Mainstreaming in Oil and Gas Policies
Friday, 25 July 2014

Source: allAfrica                                                                                                                                                                                                                    For the oil and gas sector to deliver on development outcomes, gender considerations must receive adequate attention, Mrs Patricia Blankson Akakpo, a gender activist of the Network for Women's Rights in Ghana (NETRIGHT), has noted.

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MALAWI: SADC Ministers Taking Stock of Gender Programme
Friday, 25 July 2014

Source: Star Africa                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Malawi is hosting a meeting of ministers responsible for gender/women affairs in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) that is reviewing progress made by member states in implementing the region's gender programme during the past year.

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INTERNATIONAL: ‘Zero Tolerance’ the Call for Child Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation
Friday, 25 July 2014

Source: IPS News                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Heightening their campaign to eradicate violence against women and girls, United Nations agencies and civil groups have called for increased action to end child marriage and female genital mutilation.

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