Women

President Joyce Banda on women’s health and empowerment in Malawi

The Center for Strategic and International Studies recently created a video featuring Malawi’s first female president, Joyce Banda, talking about the importance of women’s health and empowerment. Blog and Video by Janet Fleischman and Julia Nagel When Joyce Banda unexpectedly ascended to the presidency of Malawi last Apr......

African Women as Drivers of Development

“We need to ensure that the energy, skills, strength, values and wisdom of women become an integral part of the remodeled economic infrastructures now being developed by global leaders. Empowering and investing in women is part of a global solution for us all, now and in the future.” Graça Machel, African Elder and Activ......

African Voices: Kadiatu Blango

This post by Kadiatu Blango was kindly provided by Restless Development My name is Kadiatu, I am 20 and have two daughters. I had my second child when I was 18. Like every mother, I want the very best for my children and do everything I can for them, but I worry that it will…...

ONE Africa Award 2011: Promoting women’s rights in Togo

The 2011 ONE Africa Award process is halfway through and when the call for applications closed on 16 September we had received over 150 applications! ONE staff have spent the last couple of weeks reviewing the amazing applications that came in and I am pleased to announce that we have identified our top 5 finalists!…...

Nigeria’s quiet revolution

This post was first published on 23 May on the Mail and Guardian’s Thought Leaders blog I woke up to horrible news this morning and I’m angry. John has worked for my family for years. I’ve known him since I was a little girl when he used to take me to school every morning. This…...