Tag: gender

Africa Investment Forum: AfDB: How the forum can address gender equality on the continent

Discussion around gender are always important for African Development Bank (AfDB), as no development conversation should be led without integrating the needs of women. That is according to Vanessa Moungar, Director for Gender, Women and Civil Society at AfDB. She joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor.

Women’s Network Kigali speaks out against sexism in marketing

Yesterday a popular beer brand in Rwanda had to apologise and halt production of their labelling after being called out on Twitter. The company's #livelaughlager campaign featured sexist jokes on their products and advertising and was met with outrage from men and women online, including the Rwandan Minister of Gender, Solina Nyirahabimana. The illustrator of the cartoons was the first to apologise and distance himself from the campaign, but how can brands and individuals avoid this sort of marketing blunder and ensure that their communication is in line with their values and the values of the society? Lucy Schalkwijk, Founder of Career Women's Network Kigali (CWNK) joins CNBC Africa for more.

How women bring about peace and change in Liberia

Erica Lawson |Western University Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was the first woman to lead an African country. Her two terms in office ended with elections last month since, like the United States,...

The power and politics of knowledge: what African universities need to do

Hanne Kirstine Adriansen | Aarhus University   The idea that knowledge is infused with power and politics may sound abstract, so let me offer an example from my own life to illustrate. I was invited...

Op-Ed: African boys and girls enter teens with gender stereotypes firmly set

Kristin Mmari | Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Medicine   A team of international experts have just published the most comprehensive analysis to date of how children on the cusp of adolescence perceive...

Closing the gender gap through quotas and technology

The slowdown is partly due to chronic imbalances in salaries and labour force participation.

South Africa's Caster Semenya qualifies for 800m heat with ease

The S.African has dominated the event this season as well as speculation that she could take down Czech Jarmila Kratochvilo's 1983 record.