Tag: girls

First ladies’ panel seeks urgent policies to translate Africa’s demographic dividend into viable potential

The panel, made up of First Ladies Kagame, Margaret Kenyatta, ministers and development experts, observed that too many women and girls still face barriers to basic rights, particularly access to labour market opportunities.

Should African govts scrap taxes on sanitary pads for girls and women?

10 per cent of Sub-Saharan girls in low income households lose almost a week of school every month due to the fact that they do not have sanitary towels. This in the long run has an economic impact on the livelihood of these girls and their families. One young lady in her bid to ensure that there is an equal playing field is campaigning for the abolition of taxes on sanitary, Isabella Akaliza joins CNBC Africa for more.

Halima Dangote on changing the narrative on women in Nigeria

On the sidelines of the 59th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association, to discuss some issues impacting young girls and women in Nigeria, Halima Dangote, Executive Director of Aliko Dangote Foundation joins CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole for more.

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...

More African girls going to school, yet poorest miss out: experts

More girls are completing secondary school across sub-Saharan Africa as attitudes change and state spending rises.