Sunday, May 29, 2022
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What beauty parlours reveal about Somali women

The BBC’s Mary Harper writes about her experiences at Somali beauty parlours. I was relaxing in a comfy chair when a woman came at me with a long, sharp knife. That first time, I was terrified. Now I am accustomed … Continued

Kenyan fighting FGM crowned world’s best nurse

By Rhoda Odhiambo IASTER GUARDIANS/ Anna Qabale Duba reportedly beat more than 24,000 nominees to the Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award A Kenyan nurse who campaigns against early marriage and female genital mutilation says she is “speechless” after winning a … Continued

Somalia all-female media unit breaking stereotypes

Esther Ogola An all-female media unit has been launched in Somalia with the aim of overturning stereotypes and combating challenges surrounding female journalists in the country. According to the UNDP, which launched the initiative, the unit is aimed at “providing … Continued

Somalia: Women struggle to make their voices heard in politics

Although Somalia now has a quota system for female lawmakers, women are frequently held back from pursuing leadership roles due to pervasive cultural and social barriers. Mohamed Odowa, Ineke Mules It’s not easy being a female politician in conflict-ridden Somalia. … Continued

Ethiopia’s civil war: The women who paid the price

A truce has been declared in Ethiopia’s 16-month civil war, to allow aid to be delivered to hundreds of thousands of people facing starvation. The conflict in the northern Tigray region has seen shocking atrocities committed by all sides, including … Continued

Protests over female motorist assault in Kenya

Mercy Juma Kenyans in the capital, Nairobi, are holding a peaceful protest over the sexual harassment of a female motorist by motorcycle taxi operators. A video of the operators stripping down the motorist as she screamed for help was shared … Continued

Saudi Arabia: 28,000 women apply for 30 train driver jobs

IMAGE SOURCE,GETTY IMAGESImage caption,It is the first time train driver jobs have been advertised for women in Saudi Arabia A rail company recruiting 30 female train drivers in Saudi Arabia says it has received 28,000 applications. The successful candidates will … Continued

Enfield woman on mission to bring peace to Somalia

Amal Abdirahman is campaigning to become president of war-torn state, reports James Cracknell An Enfield woman is hoping to bring peace and prosperity to Somalia as she bids to become president of the African nation. Amal Abdirahman, who has lived in … Continued