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Morocco: Group Empowers Women to Fight Partner Abuse, Rape

[Deutsche Welle] Victims of domestic violence are often unaware of resources available to them and are too afraid to ask. In Morocco, a new initiative aims to change that by helping women take legal action against their violent husbands. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Rising Woman Winners Off to Kenya

[Monitor] Kampala -Ten women in business flew to Nairobi, Kenya, on Wednesday ahead of a training trip two months after they were awarded in the Rising Woman business proposal writing competition. (AllAfrica)

North Africa: Women for Climate Action in 2019

[UNEP] Heba Al-Farrah has a goal: to spread environmental awareness and climate action among women across the Middle East and North Africa. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa: More Women Catch Ebola in 'Unexpected' Twist of Gender Roles

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -About two-thirds of patients in Congo's latest Ebola outbreak have been women, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, calling for more focus on gender in disease control and prevention. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: DA Defends Mashaba On Sanitary Towels, Foreign Nationals Remarks

[News24Wire] The Democratic Alliance has denied that Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba is a "loose cannon", instead coming to his defence with regards to his latest controversial statements on sanitary towels and foreign nationals. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Unicef to Commence Awareness Against Female Gender Mutilation

[Vanguard] Worried that despite laws against female genital mutilation, FGM, the practice still persists in countries especially developing countries, the United Nations International Children's Fund, UNICEF, Nigeria is set to host the next edition of Frown Challenge to commence in April 2019 and end March 2020. (AllAfrica)

Botswana: Up in Arms Against Rape Culture

[The Patriot] The nation is up in ups over the worsening rape culture that has left most women living in constant fear and victims nursing endless trauma. (AllAfrica)

Somalia: Somalia, UN Agency Launch Major Nutrition Survey for Children, Women

[Shabelle] The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and Somali health ministry on Wednesday launched the first major nutrition survey in the country since 2009. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Minister Advises Families to Use Contraceptive Methods

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Henry Mussa has urged families and young people in the country to use contraceptives methods as a way of controlling the country's population. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Sexual Harassment - Equal Education Leader Found Not Guilty

[GroundUp] The panel investigating charges of sexual harassment against former Equal Education (EE) general secretary Tshepo Motsepe has found him not guilty, EE has announced. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Dr. Lillian Gesami-Steytler - Namibia's First Paediatric Oncologist

[New Era] Windhoek -The Namibian Oncology Centre (NOC) recently welcomed to its team the first paediatric oncologist in Namibia who recently graduated with a sub-specialist certificate in medical oncology. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Huge Disparities in C-Sections Highlights Inequalities in Healthcare

[The Conversation Africa] When pregnancy or childbirth go wrong, access to Caesarean section - usually known as C-section - can be the difference between life and death for both the woman and her baby. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: SA Praised for Laws On Child Sex Abuse - but the Implementation Doesn't Match Up

[Daily Maverick] An international study of measures to combat sexual violence against children says that South Africa is doing well in terms of legislation and policy. On these aspects, the country scores above average compared to its global counterparts. But when it comes to actually implementing the resources necessary to keep children safe, South Africa still has much to do. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenyan Girl's Rescue Shows Community Key to Ending Child Marriage

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Almost one in four girls in Kenya are married before they reach the legal age of 18, says the United Nations. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Recorded Increase in Human Trafficking, Women and Girls Targeted

[IPS] United Nations -Human trafficking is on the rise and it is more "horrific" than ever, a United Nations agency found. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Mashaba Must Stop Shaming Menstruating Girls - Joburg ANC

[News24Wire] The ANC in Johannesburg has expressed shock and concern over recent statements by Mayor Herman Mashaba, after a minister gave children sanitary pads when schools opened. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Undefeated in Pink, Proteas Launch 'Pink Day' 2019

[News24Wire] Cape Town -The 2019 'Pink Day' One-Day International was officially launched today at the Wanderers Stadium on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Chad: A Chadian Entrepreneur Who Believes in Female Empowerment

[RFI] Although Chad, a poor landlocked country in the Sahel region of Africa, has been primarily reliant on its oil and extractive industries, one N'djamena-based entrepreneur believes that enabling women and promoting Chadian goods would be beneficial not only for the people, but to promote a healthier country as well. (AllAfrica)

Tunisia: 'Micro Flavour' Project for Fight Against Violence Through Rap, Kicked Off

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The European organisation MK-Sustainable Solutions (MKSS) announced Friday the launch of its "Micro Flavour" pilot project aimed at spreading positive messages to young people and fight against violence through rap. (AllAfrica)

Somalia: Free My Man - Woman Brutalized By Police Officer in Viral Video Demands for His Release

[Dalsan Radio] A case against a police officer caught on tape beating a woman in Banadir, Somalia has turned on its head. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nigerian Men Say Long Hair Makes Women More Attractive

[Guardian] The kind of hair that a woman wears is a decider in the kind of man she attracts. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Women Will Not Be Relegated to 'Other Room,' in My Govt, Says Atiku

[This Day] Abuja -The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has assured the that if voted into power in the February 16, 2019 presidential election, women would not be relegated to the 'other room.' (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Love or Exploit? Diamond's Many Women

[Citizen] Naseeb Abdul, a.k.a Diamond Platnumz knows too well how to play with the media. No wonder he decided to start his own media empire. Whatever he does seems to have some form of marketing strategy or a hidden agenda. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Ethiopia Reduces Maternal Mortality By Over 70%

[ENA] Addis Ababa -Ethiopia has slashed maternal death by more than 70 Percent, according to Ministry of Health. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Kembujeh Women Support Establishment of Land, Agriculture Commission

[Foroyaa] The women of Kembujeh Village in the Kombo South District of the West Coast Region, on Monday January 7th 2019, told the Constitutional Review Commissioners (CRC) who were on their consultation meeting in that village, that the proposed new Constitution should make provision for the establishment of an Agriculture and Lands Commission to aid their horticultural endeavours. (AllAfrica)

Africa: First Lady Launches '50 Million African Women Speak' Project

[Concord] The First Lady of Sierra Leone, Fatima Bio, has yesterday officially launched the "5o Million African Women Speak Platform" project at the Bintumani International Hotel in Freetown. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Why Sierra Leonean Women Don't Feel Protected By Domestic Violence Laws

[The Conversation Africa] Sierra Leone has a long history of sexual and gender based violence, dating back to the colonial era and stretching into the years of independence which began in 1961. The country's civil war, which raged between 1991 and 2002, brought international attention to the high levels of violence against women. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Refugee Women Decline Donation of Skimpy Outfits

[CAJ News] Luanda -A clothes donation exercise at an Angolan camp housing Congolese refugees has degenerated into a farce after women refused to accept shorts offered by a Japanese manufacturer. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Beyond Partisan Rift - Women Leaders Aim to Heal Political Divide

[Nation] In the run-up to the 2017 General Election and some months after, there were two women groups in both sides of the camps: The 'resist' gang backing opposition leader Raila Odinga, and the 'red beret brigade' backing President Uhuru Kenyatta. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: 'Embrace Women Building Bridges for Kenya' Movement Launched

[Capital FM] A section of elected women leaders from across the political divide have come together to launch a movement to condemn early campaigns which they say are polarising Kenya. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa: Women Join Hands to Oust Ebola From the Democratic Republic of the Congo

[WHO] Twice a week, Mama Mwatatu rises early and makes a two-hour trek from her home in Beni's Cité Belge neighbourhood in North Kivu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the local radio station. For the past 12 years, she has hosted a call-in radio talk show called "Women and Development" and has a devoted audience, earning her the nickname Mother Counsellor of Beni. (AllAfrica)

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