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South Africa: Lindiwe Ndlovu Was a Woman of Valour and Vitality

[New Frame] The popular South African TV and film actress who practised her craft with dedication and integrity died suddenly while about to start a new chapter in her working life. (AllAfrica)

Egypt: Punch Like a Muslim Woman - an Egyptian-Danish Boxer Breaking Many Stereotypes

[IPS] New Delhi, India -- As a Muslim woman born and brought up in Denmark, Nadia Helmy Ahmed broke many stereotypes when she started boxing at the age of 15. "Back then it was not common for girls to take up elite boxing, let alone common for Muslim girls, I used to be the only girl in my gym, along with ten others boys," said Nadia to IPS News. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Couple Arrested Over Sexual Assault of Girl With Mental Illness

[Nyasa Times] Malawi Police in Nkhata Bay are keeping in custody a 23-year-old Gift Bazirio for allegedly sexually assaulting a mentally challenged girl aged 23. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: NGO's Course Equips 20 Girls With ICT Skills

[Daily News] TWENTY girls from Temeke Secondary School in Temeke Municipality- Dar es Salaam Region have completed a one year Information and Communication Technology (ICT) course dubbed 'Skills for their Future' aimed at equipping them for the fourth industrial revolution. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: More Mothers Giving Birth At Home

[Nation] Only one of 10 women who gave birth in public health facilities in the country last year succumbed, but there are still fears that more women gave birth at home on fear of contracting Covid-19. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Biden to End Trump-Era Anti-Abortion 'Global Gag Rule'

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The new president will revoke a policy which prevents foreign groups providing abortion services or counselling from receiving U.S. funding (AllAfrica)

Egypt: Cabinet Toughens Law Banning Female Genital Mutilation

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Cairo -- Perpetrators could be jailed for up to 20 years under amendments aimed at stamping out the ancient practice (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Xenophobic Attacks Continued in 2020 - Rights Report

[allAfrica] An excerpt on South Africa from the annual Human Rights Watch publication, World Report 2021: (AllAfrica)

Seychelles: Seychelles' Longest-Serving Woman Parliamentarian Dies - Remembered As an Adventurous Patriot

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles' longest-serving woman parliamentarian - Joevana Charles - died at her home on Sunday. She was 66. Her funeral was held on Friday at the St Therese church at Plaisance.. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Victors Not Victims, Says Ntombesintu Mfunzi

[New Frame] The Nedbank Running Club athlete speaks about being raped, her road to recovery and how she supports others, and the impact of delivering talks to convicted rapists. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Scholarships Alone Are Not Enough to Get More Qualified Women Teachers Into Schools

[The Conversation Africa] Nigeria's northern rural regions suffer acute shortages of both female teachers and female pupils. UNICEF estimates that over half of all girls are not in school in the north while under a third of all primary school teachers are women. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Women in Asal Areas to Benefit From Sh500 Million UN Empowerment Project

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenyan Women in Kitui, West Pokot, and Laikipia Counties are set to benefit from an Sh500 million project which seeks to economically empower women through Climate-Smart Agriculture in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL). (AllAfrica)

Angola: Minister Defends Women's Participation in Conflict Resolution

[ANGOP] Luanda -- The minister for Social Action, Family and Woman Promotion, Faustina Alves, Wednesday in Luanda, called for greater participation for "ladies" in actions aimed at resolving conflicts in society. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Researchers Advocate Training Drug Sellers to Prevent Maternal Deaths

[This Day] With various factors contributing steadily to maternal deaths at 512 of every 100,000 live births, researchers have called for training of drug sellers in Lagos, and Nigeria to prevent deaths from unsafe abortions. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Amnesty and FA Launch Guide for Increasing Refugee Women's Participation in Football

[AI London] Amnesty International UK, in partnership with the English Football Association, have today launched a free guide and online training series which aims to increase refugee women's participation in grassroots football. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Women From Pastoral Counties Demand Inclusion in Land Issues

[Nation] The main obstacle to women's access to control and use of land in pastoralist communities is culture that only allows men, who head the households, to control and manage the resources. Pastoral counties have thus, been asked to actively involve women on land issues. (AllAfrica)

Southern Africa: Lessons in Lockdown - Love & Light in the Time of Corona

[Gender Links] Johannesburg, 20 January: As the saying goes, "life is what happens while you are planning the next move." 2020 proved this in the most dramatic way possible as the COVID-19 pandemic changed every plan; thrust us into lock down, confusion and moments of despair. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Zeinab Mehdi Poor On Overcoming Obstacles As a Woman Entrepreneur

[This Day] All the problems and solutions related to finance are taken care of by an expert called an accountant. Their job role is not just to prepare accounts and tax returns, but they also help in shaping up a company's financial position in the market. We introduce you today to one of the best Iranian accountants named Zeinab Mehdi Poor, who is now based in Turkey. Born in Masjed Soleyman, Iran, she had an aim to get into finance after she completed her secondary school. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: GBV Still a Pain in the Government's Neck

[Daily News] Gender-based violence (GBV) or violence against women and girls (VAWG), is a global pandemic that affects 1 in 3 women in their lifetime. This issue is not only devastating for survivors of violence and their families, but also entails significant social and economic costs. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Prioritise Gender Issues in Appointments ... Women's Groups to Govt

[Ghanaian Times] Government has been called upon to, as matterof urgency, prioritise gender responsiveness and sensitivity in all up-coming ministerial, boards, MMDCE and other public appointments. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Tackling Gender-Based Violence

[This Day] Ugo Aliogo examines the efforts by some organisations to address the issue of sexual gender-based violence in the country (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Police Arrest a Suspect for the Murder of a Woman in Vosloorus

[SAPS] Collaboration between the police and community members led to the arrest of a man suspected to be responsible for the murder of a 32-year-old woman in Vosloorus on the 11 January 2021. The suspect, aged 32, was arrested on Monday, 18 January 2021, at his place of residence in Vosloorus. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Taxis for Women - Putting the Brakes On Crime in South African City

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Johannesburg -- Activist-turned-entrepreneur Joanie Fredericks offers safe transport options for women in a Cape Town crime hotspot (AllAfrica)

Mozambique: Providing Essential Support to Ensure the Health and Dignity of Women and Girls Fleeing Violent Conflict in Mozambique

[UNFPA] Pemba -- "I came with nothing. Nothing at all," said Amina Da˙de, 25, who travelled by boat to Pemba with her husband and three children to flee the escalating violence in northern Mozambique. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Young, Black, Female, Winemaker - Siwela Masoga Faces Tough Times As Booze Ban Drags On

[Daily Maverick] While debate continues to rage around the ban on alcohol sales, small businesses are reeling under this disastrous regulation. One of them is Siwela Wines, run by a young, black woman - a rarity in an industry dominated by white men. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Proteas Women Aim to Hit GBV for Six

[Daily Maverick] Cricket South Africa has taken heed of the call by President Cyril Ramaphosa to act against the scourge of violence against women and children by launching the Black Day One-Day International. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: The Growing List of Female Deputy Governors

[Nation] Ms Ann Kananu Mwenda becomes the third woman to take the reins of a deputy governor subsequent to 2017 General Election. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Revealed - Culture to Blame for Women's Financial Exclusion

[Nation] The gender gap in financial inclusion has been stubborn for decades with women worldwide mostly suffering the brunt of its effects. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Young Women Twice Unlikely to Get Employed

[Namibian] GLOBALLY, young women are twice as likely to have 'not in employment, education or training' (NEET) status as young men, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has found. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: How South Sudanese Women Ended the Country's Civil War

[Nation] On the night of May 17, 1983, Dr John Garang, (now deceased), who led Sudan People's Liberation Army during the 1983-2005 Second Sudanese Civil War told his wife Ms Rebecca Garang that he had been asked to lead the troops. And so, she should remain with their children as he took leadership of the insurgency. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Call Out Perpetrators of GBV to Help End Violence Against Women and Girls

[UNFPA] "It is not true that men do not know who among their circle of friends is a rapist. Men sometimes sit in bars and discuss how they can have sex with a girl without her consent by way of altering her judgment using, for instance, alcohol and drugs," said Bafana Khumalo, Sonke Gender Justice Co-Executive Director. (AllAfrica)

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