• The Need for Gender Equality Programming in Times of Crisis

    In times of humanitarian crises, gender issues have often gone unnoticed and ignored. Armed conflicts and natural disasters have profoundly different impacts on women, girls, boys and men. Displacement can exacerbate already existing gender inequalities. Applying gender equality programming in times of crises is an important step towards gender...
  • Powering Women via Financial Literacy

    Empower Women Global Champion for Change Rochelle R. Dean Consultant and founder of Candid Concepts Development partnered with Marion Bethel-Sears Women’s Rights and United Nations committee on the elimination of discrimination against Women elected expert along with Director Gaynel Curry of the Department of Gender and Family Affairs to...
  • Under-Employed, Under-Inclusive and Under Threat: the World in 2017

    The Global Risks Report 2017 developed by the World Economic Forum with the support of Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) and Marsh & McLennan Companies, found economic inequality, societal polarisation and intensifying environmental dangers are the top three trends that will shape global developments over the next ten years. The report found...
  • Enroute to Empowerment

    On January 21st, 2017, the world stands to witness a global movement committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. The Women’s March on Washington has already gained momentum in the USA from where it initially began and includes hundreds of sister movements around the globe. Shaping up to be one...
  • Domestic Violence is Preventable

    While many organizations with a vision to eliminate domestic violence focus mainly on helping the victims recover, the Rose Foundation chose a different path; they seek to prevent domestic violence before it happens! Founded in January 2015 by Esther Kisaghu, a domestic violence survivor herself, the charitable trust is...
  • On Elderly Abuse

    The United Nations defines violence against women and girls as “Any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or...
  • FBI sticks to its original verdict on Hillary

    In a letter to the US Congressional Committee, FBI director James Comey reaffirmed the Bureau’s opinion that Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton should not face criminal charges, after another round of investigation into the email case. In the letter, Comey says: “Based on our review, we have not changed our...
  • Activating Confidence in Girls

    Tell us what Pad-a-Dada Initiative is all about. Dada is a Swahili word for sister. It is an initiative that helps girls stay in school by donating sanitary towels to those who can’t afford to buy them. We also donate pads to women who live on the streets. Our...
  • Enabling Empowerment Digitally

    NEW YORK CITY — It’s one thing for a successful Technology Entrepreneur’ in her early thirties, from South Africa, to challenge the male-dominated bastions of ‘Silicon This & That’, in the United States, Canada, UK, Germany, Ukraine, Russia, Asia, Middle East and other locales around the globe — and,...