Tag: Africa

Female Scientists in Africa are Changing the Face of Their Continent

Female Scientists in Africa are Changing the Face of Their Continent Why international researchers should be lining up to collaborate with women working in science across Africa. Female scientists in Africa are entrepreneurial and resourceful. They are finding innovative solutions to problems that affect their communities, and many are actively seeking to engage others in their work. But for more…

Promoting Mathematics to Girls in Ghana

Promoting Mathematics to Girls in Ghana By Kendall Powell Female mathematicians are inspiring young people in Africa to pursue careers in unconventional fields. Voices from Africa: Angela Tabiri, who researches quantum algebra at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Accra, was a PhD student at the University of Glasgow, UK, when she launched Femafricmaths in 2018. The network…

How Women’s Financial Literacy Benefits Us All

Women’s financial literacy benefits us all — here’s how By Mazamesso Assih African women face obstacles to starting and growing businesses that must be overcome to ensure equitable growth 76% of Africans, many of them women, see entrepreneurship as a good career choice Togo has some of the most financially literate women in Africa, and the whole country benefits from…

African Women Show Why Gender Justice = Climate Justice

A women’s group led by Amy Thior (dressed in yellow) plant mangrove trees for climate adaptation on … [+] INA MAKOSI FOR ACTIONAID U.K. Women and girls are bearing the brunt of brutal climate impacts in the developing world, they also hold the key to taking decisive action against climate change and building resilience against its effects.  “We’ve seen that in all…

10 Remarkable African Women Breaking Barriers in Health Care

These incredible surgeons, GPs, gynecologists, and more are paving the way. By Aaron Rakhetsi  and  Nomthandazo Xaba The world of medicine truly evolved in 1847, when British physician Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to be admitted into a medical school in the US — and, two years later, when she was the first woman to receive a doctor’s degree.  In the 1800s, women faced…

Young, Bold, Feminist: Nigeria’s Damilola Odufuwa

Feminist Coalition co-founder Damilola Odufuwa on empowerment of women, equality, and education. By Akindare Okunola Damilola Odufuwa is quite the force among Nigeria’s emerging young feminists. The University of Kent graduate has worked at media juggernauts like MTV, Universal Music Group, and National Geographic; and led teams at CNN, Zikoko, Konbini, and now cryptocurrency firm, Binance, leading its public relations efforts across…