• CFAO and NCBA partnership

    CFAO and NCBA unveil Beauty Meets the Bonnet Initiative to support women car enthusiasts

    CFAO Mobility Kenya and NCBA have announced a partnership aimed at enhancing the driving experience for women through the innovative “Beauty Meets the Bonnet” (BMB) initiative. This strategic alliance seeks to provide women with boutique experiences that align with their aspirations and lifestyles. This initiative will not only enhance their driving experience but also provide valuable resources and benefits to…

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  • Prize for Engineering Innovation award

    Kenyan woman wins KSh 8.3 million Prize for Engineering Innovation award

    Esther Kimani has been named winner of Africa’s biggest engineering prize, the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. Her early crop pest and disease detection device was selected as the winning innovation for its ability to swiftly detect and identify agricultural pests and diseases, reducing crop losses for smallholder farmers by up to 30% while increasing yields…

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  • Winners from the Mastercard SME Women Leaders Awards 2024

    Mastercard Women SME Leaders Awards reveals 2024 winners

    Mastercard has announced the winners of the third edition of its Women SME Leaders Awards, celebrating the achievements of women-owned and led businesses across diverse sectors in the Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA) region. Launched in 2022, the Mastercard Women SME Leaders Awards is the first initiative of its kind to recognize outstanding female entrepreneurs shaping the future…

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  • Instagram African Women Campaign

    Instagram launches ‘’Made By Africa, Loved by the World’’ campaign to celebrate African Women

    In celebration of Africa Day on May 25, Instagram has launched its international and pan-African campaign ‘Made By Africa, Loved by the World’. In a first, this year’s Instagram campaign celebrates women of impact, spotlighting four trailblazing women from the continent and diaspora – all of whom have built a global presence through their exceptional talents and passions across sports,…

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  • Wirex launches 2023 Rising Women in Crypto Power List

    Wirex, the crypto payments platform, has announced the return of the Rising Women in Crypto Power List initiative for 2023 in partnership with The Cryptonomist, a major crypto media. The Women in Crypto campaign, now in its fourth year, aims to celebrate excellence in the cryptocurrency industry. Wirex wants this initiative to not only acknowledge the accomplishments of female leaders but also inspire younger…

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  • World Vision, VisionFund launch Strong Women Impact Fund to promote economic empowerment for women in poverty

    Global Christian humanitarian organization World Vision and VisionFund International, its affiliated mission-driven microfinance institution, have launched the Strong Women Impact Fund.

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  • Women's rights organizations launch Hurra Coalition to pave way for family law reform in the MENA region

    Women’s rights organizations launch Hurra Coalition to pave way for family law reform in the MENA region

    Inequality in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is being perpetuated by family laws that curtail the legal rights of women and girls in areas such as marriage, divorce, custody, and wives’ financial rights. To end this gender-based discrimination, leading women’s rights organizations from countries MENA have gathered in Doha for the public launch of the Hurra Coalition, which aims…

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  • Mielle launches campaign to forge sisterhood through textured hair products

    In a nod to the power of a good hair product referral and who really is the IT girl when it comes to having the best-kept beauty secrets, Mielle, an award-winning textured hair care brand, launches the brand’s first-ever ad campaign, “From One Queen to Another.” The campaign features CEO and Founder Monique Rodriguez – as Queen of the Textured Haircare Category – and…

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  • HIV Prevention Choice Manifesto for women and girls launches in Africa

    HIV Prevention Choice Manifesto for women and girls launches in Africa

    UNAIDS Executive Director, Winnie Byanyima, joined women’s coalitions, government officials, development partners and community groups from across East and Southern Africa to launch the HIV Prevention Choice Manifesto. Led by the African Women Prevention Community Accountability Board and supported by the International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW) East Africa and Advocacy for Prevention of HIV and AIDS (APHA),…

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  • iSpecimen expands provider network to enhance support for women’s health research

    iSpecimen, an online global marketplace that connects scientists requiring biospecimens for medical research with a network of healthcare specimen providers, announced it has expanded its global provider network to help advance women’s health research. These strategic collaborations significantly expand the availability of high-quality tissue and biofluid specimens for studies on cervical, uterine and breast cancers; reproductive health; cardiovascular disease; autoimmune…

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  • family planning and contraception

    A dive into family planning and contraception methods according to WHO

    There are many different types of contraception, but not all types are appropriate for all situations. The most appropriate method of birth control depends on an individual’s overall health, age, frequency of sexual activity, number of sexual partners, desire to have children in the future, and family history of certain diseases. Ensuring access for all people to their preferred contraceptive…

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  • The world is failing girls and women, new UN report says

    The world is failing girls and women, new UN report says

    Despite global efforts, the world is falling short of achieving gender equality. This year’s edition of the UN Women and UN DESA “Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The gender snapshot 2023”, paints a worrisome picture halfway through the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. “The gender snapshot 2023” warns that, if current trends continue, more than 340 million women and…

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  • [OPINION] Reimagine governance of the commons: Women & communities as restoration leaders

    Africa is one of the world’s last frontiers of biodiversity – housing roughly one fifth of the planet’s known species of mammals, birds, and plants. An abundance of life flourishes in diverse ecosystems across the continent. The Congo Basin – the world’s second largest tropical rainforest and the lungs of Africa – is found in Central Africa. It covers roughly…

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  • Buildher, the non-profit operation, was founded in 2018 to equip disadvantaged women in Kenya with accredited construction skills

    Buildher Kenya receives $40,000 from GREA to empower women in construction

    Skills development and empowerment of women in construction received a boost as real estate developer Gateway Real Estate Africa (GREA), handed over a donation of $40,000 (KES 4,328,000) to Buildher Kenya. Buildher, the non-profit operation, was founded in 2018 to equip disadvantaged women in Kenya with accredited construction skills and is the only female focused organization registered to sit for…

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  • At least 30 women with fistula to benefit from free surgeries

    At least 30 women with fistula to benefit from free surgeries

    Over 30 women living with Female Genital Fistula including the leaking of urine and stool are expected to receive free surgeries and medical advice during a week-long camp at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH).   The Fistula camp which will be held until 28th May is part of a partnership between Safaricom Foundation, UNFPA, Flying Doctors Society of Africa, AMREF Health Africa and…

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  • COMESA Launches Campaign to Celebrate Women Entrepreneurs

    COMESA Launches Campaign to Celebrate Women Entrepreneurs

    The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has launched a regional campaign to popularise a platform for women in business. The platform, known as 50 Million African Women Speak (50MAWSP) is an information and networking hub for women which provides a one-stop shop for them to start, grow and scale up their businesses and to access financial and non-financial…

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  • Women’s Entrepreneurship Day: The role of women in business is changing

    Last week, the world has been celebrating Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. This is a day set aside to observe, celebrate, empower and support women in business around the world. Founded in 2013,  Women’s Entrepreneurship Day was set to bring awareness to the millions of girls living in poverty globally, and deserve to be given a chance in life while at the same…

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  • Visa has unveiled a Ksh.242M grant to support Kenyan women-owned micro-businesses

    Visa has announced a Ksh.242 Million grant to Hand in Hand Eastern Africa to support low-income business owners in Kenya. The program aims to help improve the livelihoods and resilience of 10,000 individuals in Kenya – 75% of which are women– by offering them business and financial skills training, mentorship and financial services. The three-year project will bring tailored skills…

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  • What Women use their Smartphones for

    The top three uses showed that women are using their smartphones first to take pictures followed closely by banking and lastly online shopping.

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