Women’s Empowerment

Photo: Richard Lord
Photo: Richard Lord

African Women in a Changing World

www.washingtoninformer.com, March 12, 2014 — The circumstances of women in Africa are a conundrum complicated by patriarchy and bias. Although women constitute the cornerstone of African economic development, they are often less likely to know how to read or write, have access to health care and occupy low-skill jobs.

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Africare's Jessy Mtenje greets community members during the MWH research.
Africare's Jessy Mtenje greets community members during the MWH research.

A Shared Vision for Safe Motherhood

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The woman’s water breaks. She’s having a baby! She tells her partner they need to leave home right away, and so begins their mad dash to the hospital.

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Esnart Ngulube is one of the three house beneficiaries under the Kataji Self Help Group. She now feels happy because her community accepts her.
Esnart Ngulube is one of the three house beneficiaries under the Kataji Self Help Group. She now feels happy because her community accepts her.

Esnart’s Dream

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In Zambia, men have most of the power. There has been an effort to gain greater influence for women’s rights, but it is difficult to incorporate programs that change traditional beliefs.

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Bringing Better Nutrition to Tanzania’s Farmers

www.internationalreportingproject.org – Abdullah Yahya’s farm sits above the dirt road that is unfriendly to cars after it rains. Corn stalks remain in the ground, withered by a lack of recent rains. The morning rain is a good sign. Abdullah will soon uproot the failed crop and plant with the hopes of a successful harvest.

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