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Seychelles: Shelter for Women Victims of Violence Opens

[Seychelles News Agency] The only shelter for women of gender-based violence has opened in Seychelles, a hidden refuge against dangerous situations. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Men Have Critical Role in Women's Reproductive Health

[Nation] A recent Facebook post talked about a woman who sent her husband to buy sanitary pads. The woman spoke of how she sent her husband a photograph on WhatsApp, showing him the name, colour and price of the pad she wanted. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 'Women Need to Work Hard At Empowering Themselves and Other Women'

[Guardian] Funke Feyisitan Ladimeji is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of FBN Merchant Bank Group, the Investment Banking subsidiary of the FBN Holdings Group and the current Chair of the Association of Professional Women Bankers' Planning Committee. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Aga Khan, MNH Get U.S.$118,000 for Women, Children Surgery

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Aga Khan Hospital and Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) have partnered with religious leaders and non-governmental organisations to raise Sh268 million that will fund plastic and reconstructive surgery for 40 women and children who had suffered incidents that caused them to lose their original appearances. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Govt Secures Vocation for 20,000 Female

[Ghanaian Times] About 20,100 marginalised Ghanaian girls from six regions in the country have benefited from an international funded programme to improve their lives through education. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Government Welcomes Sentence in Baby X Case

[] Government has welcomed the 20-year sentence imposed on the Chatsworth mother found guilty of abusing and killing her three-year-old daughter, dubbed Baby X. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: 'If Walls Could Talk' - Woman Who Was Allegedly Raped, Impregnated By Father

[News24Wire] A woman who was allegedly raped by her father and fell pregnant with two of his children decided to break her cycle of abuse by reporting him to the police, fearing for her life. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Siju Iluyomade Calls On Women to Arise Now

[This Day] Pastor Siju Iluyomade has said that the need to arise now is evident in the 100 million Nigerians who currently live below poverty level. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Mchacha Rewarded With Cabinet Appointment for Slut-Shaming Women

[Nyasa Times] The overzealous ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regional governor for the South, Charles Mchacha, has impressed President Peter Mutharika for his foul mouthing of opposition UTM party and slut-shaming women associated with it as he has now been appointed Deputy Minister of Homeland Security which also includes Department of Disaster Management Affairs (Dodma). (AllAfrica)

Malawi: First Lady Calls for End of Child Marriages

[Malawi News Agency] Salima -First Lady Madam Getrude Mutharika has said that child marriage is one of the violence against children which every Malawian should fight to stop as the country commemorates United Nation Security Council Resolution 1325. (AllAfrica)

Africa: A Woman Online, in Tanzania

[African Arguments] Tanzanian twitter has lost its chill. It's become a scary place for women and dissenters. But we're not yet ready to give it up. (AllAfrica)

South Sudan: Should the Highest Bidder Take the Woman?

[Monitor] The internet was recently awash with news that the family of 17-year-old Nyalong Ngong Deng Jalang in South Sudan gave a chance to five men who lined up in a competition to marry their young daughter with set terms and conditions that the highest bidder (who pays the highest bride price) takes the girl. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Repositioning Women to Break Boundaries

[This Day] Gone are the days when they say a woman's world is limited to the kitchen as today's women are doing more than just being reflections of their husbands; they are carving a path for themselves. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: President Museveni - 'Head of the Home Never Goes Into the Kitchen'

[This is Africa] Uganda's President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni recently declared, "the head of the home never goes into the kitchen." In 2018, when cooking is a basic life skill, on a continent where gender stereotypes have proven to do more harm than good, what do you think of President Museveni's statement? (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Lotus FM Indicative of a 'Prevalent' Culture of Sexual Harassment At the SABC - Former Employee

[News24Wire] A "culture" of sexual harassment, where men could "prey" on female staff members has always been prevalent at Lotus FM, a former staff member says. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: AfDB's Bold Move for Women-Owned Businesses

[] Banks operating in Africa have been urged to accelerate funding for women-owned businesses or risk limited lending from the African Development Bank (AfDB), the institution cautioned on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: 15 Women to Receive Funding During Global Entrepreneurship Week

[New Times] Fifteen women with promising business projects will get a boost in cash, ranging between $5,00, and $10,000 to improve their respective businesses. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Woman Accused of Chopping Off Man's Penis in Horrid Murder

[Nairobi News] A Kenyan woman was arrested by Police in Dublin, Ireland on Thursday night for reportedly stabbing to death a Malawian man. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: No Breastfeeding, Just Work

[Addis Fortune] Ethiopia has just gained its first female president, Sahleworq Zewde. This comes on the back of a new gender-balanced cabinet with the highest representation of women in positions of power in the nation's modern history. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Govt Committed to Fight Violence Against Women - PM

[New Era] Windhoek -Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila says the Namibian Government is committed to fight and prevent violence against women and children and that "no efforts are being spared to ensure full protection of women, children and other vulnerable groups". (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Head of the House Never Goes into the Kitchen - Museveni

[allAfrica] Do people still believe a woman's place still is in the kitchen in the 21st century? Well, Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni seems to think so. The 74-year-old has come under fire for his sexist comments after he said that cooking is not a man's role, reports AFP. Museveni said he has not stepped into the kitchen since he got married to his wife Janet Museveni whom he married in 1973. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Ministry of Education Hails Health Advocates for Menstrual Hygiene Management

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has commended different stakeholders for their efforts in promoting menstrual hygiene management among school girls with visual impairment in the country. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Here's Why Women Want More Privacy in the Bank

[Observer] A huge number of women are banking their money behind other women for fear of being forced to withdraw their cash, either by their partners or family members, according to Finance Trust bank boss Anne Nakawunde. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Use AWCOM to Project Women's Game - Mad. Prempeh Urges

[Ghanaian Times] Chairperson of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the 2018 African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) Madam Freda Prempeh has called on Ghanaians to take advantage of the upcoming tournament to project the potential of women's football in the country. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Foreign Football Expert for Gambia Women's Game

[Foroyaa] Gambia has acquired the services of a German football expert to aid the country's women's game growth. Monkia Staab, a Uefa Pro -license holder, inked a two-year deal, tasked with helping ensure development of the women's game from bottom up. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Nsanje Men Suffering GBV in Silence

[Malawi News Agency] Nsanje -It has been revealed that all gender based violence (GBV) cases recorded this year at Nsanje One Stop Centre were reported by women and children only. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Proteas Women Lose Final T20 World Cup Warm-Up

[News24Wire] Another disappointing batting performance saw the Proteas women suffer a 46-run defeat in their second and final official ICC Women's World T20 warm-up match against Australia in Guyana on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: MP Offers Sh2,000 for Every Woman Who Gives Birth

[Nation] Mbeere North legislator Muriuki Njagagua has come up with a plan to stop his constituency from being scrapped: he will give every woman who gives birth Sh2,000 to increase the population. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Skills Shortage 'Hurting Women Entrepreneurship'

[New Times] Lack of business skills and information about the available opportunities in the sector are among the factors undermining women in business. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Society's Perceptions Define No One, Personal Ones Do

[Addis Fortune] It is great that there are many people thrilled to see women and men work together to lead the country into a better future. It is hard to describe how inspiring and detrimental it is for a nation to gain leadership representation of both the sexes. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Opposition Calls for Stiffer Penalties Against Rapists

[Namibia Economist] The opposition party, the Popular Democratic Movement Women's League (PDMWL) this week said that the sentences that are being given to convicted rapists in the country, are too lenient (AllAfrica)

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