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IMF Steps In, Seeks To Empower Nigerian Women Economically

IMF Steps In, Seeks To Empower Nigerian Women Economically

The World Bank recently noted that addressing the constraints to women’s economic empowerment was fundamental to lasting, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, poverty reduction, and food security, and to the achievement of gender equality.   The Bank said it would soon commence a project in Nigeria aimed at supporting federal government’s efforts at boosting economic productivity […]

Opinion: Will the New Constitution Protect Women’s Rights in Tanzania?

Opinion: Will the New Constitution Protect Women’s Rights in Tanzania?

Tanzania’s current legal framework has failed to address women’s rights and gender equality due to the prolonged and continued existence of forced child marriages, killings of elderly women, female genital mutilation and limited access to reproductive health services. Is the proposed new constitution likely to do a better job at protecting and promoting women’s rights […]

In The News: A Pregnant Mom’s Blood Sugar Levels Linked To Baby Heart Defects Risks

In The News: A Pregnant Mom’s Blood Sugar Levels Linked To Baby Heart Defects Risks

Increases in a woman’s blood sugar levels during early pregnancy may affect her baby’s risk of congenital heart defects, a new study suggests. Researchers led by Dr. Emmi Helle of Stanford University in California measured blood sugar levels of more than 19,000 pregnant women during their first trimester. For every 10 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) […]