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Cyclone Idai: A Time to Reassess Disaster Management

It was one of the worst tropical cyclones hit Southern Africa in recent times. Cyclone Idai, which has been characterised by heavy rains and flooding including mudslides in some parts of Mozambique,...
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The Challenge: Clean and Safe Water

Clean, safe water is an essential basic need that must be available in order for human beings to survive the next day. Africa has a serious water crisis, despite the continent boasting of having numerous natural water sources such as [...]
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How Clean Water Changes Everything

There is a popular saying, “Water is Life,” which underscores the value of water as a key resource that every human being depends on for their livelihood.Clean...
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Water for All – World Water Day 2019

Water is a precondition for human existence, and for the sustainability of our planet. It is entwined with almost everything human, from climate change and global economy to gender issues and human...
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The Importance of Water: #WaterIsLife

What is the importance of water? “Water is life” is such a common expression that we use it almost as a cliché. However, that phrase is probably one of the most powerfully...
sexual violence against women and girls

Sexual Violence Surging In South Sudan

“There’s been very little accountability in South Sudan for what is chronic, endemic problem of sexual violence against women and girls,” said the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights’ (OHCHR) spokesperson Rupert Colville.
Men and women from Kalawa ward in Kenya’s Makueni County

Kenya’s Marginalised Say Nothing For Us, Without Us

“Women are increasingly playing a key role in economically uplifting of their households, unlike before, but they need access to affordable loans from financial institutions and requisite skills to run own enterprise.”
one of the many refugee camps outside of Somalia’s capital

The Hidden Economic Costs Of Displacement

In a new report, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) examines the financial costs of internal displacement across major crises around the world, raising awareness of the importance of preventing future displacement as well as responding to such situations efficiently.
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Ghana: Is There Press Freedom Without Accountability?

“I’m devastated because the life of a brilliant, dedicated and young journalist has been cowardly cut short. I’m angered because journalists in Ghana have never felt safe, despite our role very clearly recognized and sealed by the country’s constitution”
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Give Girls A Chance Nigeria

As we celebrate International Women's Day, Give Girls A Chance Nigeria is committed to working toward a gender-balanced world and creating a #BalanceforBetter. #IWD2019
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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change

International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made by women and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.
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Smart Tech Will Only Work for Women When the Fundamentals for Its Uptake Are...

Clearly, poor rural women would benefit the most from new ways of working on the land. Therefore, technology and innovation must benefit women and men equally for it to work well for society.
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