Child brides are much more likely to drop out of school and complete fewer years of education than their peers who marry later
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Africa Loses Billions of Dollars Due to Child Marriage – World Bank Report

NAIROBI – Child marriage will cost African countries tens of billions of dollars in lost earnings and human capital, says a new World Bank report. The report was launched on November 20 ahead of the African Union Commission’s second African Girls Summit on Ending Child Marriage taking place in Ghana this week. According to Educating Girls […]

Graca Machel spoke during the 22nd Eminent Speakers’ Lecture of the African Development Institute held at the Babacar N’diaye Auditorium in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
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Do not just be at the Table, Redesign the Table, Ģraça Machel Tells African women

ABIDJAN – Dame Graça Machel, one of Africa’s foremost advocates for the rights of women and children, has called on African women and policy makers to challenge gender inequality and inadequate female representation in the continent’s business and economic, political and policy space. “Africa’s socio-economic transformation will only be realized once we aggressively address gender-specific […]

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Women At Risk International Foundation Goes Live with SAP® People Connect 365 to Transform Africa Women’s Lives

SAP SE has announced that the Women At Risk International Foundation (WARIF), a nonprofit that combats sexual violence, rape and human trafficking of girls and women across Nigeria, has gone live with the SAP® People Connect 365 mobile service from the SAP Digital Interconnect group. Using automated keywords, templates and workflows along with channels such as SMS and […]

Makerere University Vice Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe talking to French Ambassador to Uganda Stephanie Rivoal
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Support Minority Groups to Overcome Poverty, Government Advised

Development experts have noted that Uganda may not achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals unless government implements programmes and policies that support minority groups to overcome poverty. The experts argue that without supporting the women, youths and Persons With Disabilities to improve their social welfare, the country’s development will be slow. The remarks were […]

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Stanbic Blue Weekends partners with Kampala Fashion Week, Oktoberfest for September

Stanbic Blue Weekends has partnered with two major social events for the September edition of the promotion. This month, attendees of the Kampala Fashion Week, slated for September 27th to 29th will get a chance to buy tickets using their Visa Cards at discounted prices. In addition, revelers at Oktoberfest, a beer and food festival […]