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The African Woman Foundation

Month: November 2019

The Plight of Abandoned African Women in Failed Marriages

The Plight of Abandoned African Women in Failed Marriages — Seeking Ways out For men and women in many countries across Africa, marriage is almost universal. The marriage duration, however, is markedly unequal. Owing to wide age gaps and lower rates of re-marriage after divorce & widowhood, married lives of women in this region are …

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Eliminating the Major Barriers to Achieving Gender Equality in Africa

“No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens” — former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama. Gender equality is a core development objective, essential to allowing women and men to contribute equally to society and the economy. Even though there …

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Why African Men Should Be Present with Their Wives during Child Birth

The data from WHO shows that roughly 830 women die every day from preventable causes, which are related to pregnancy as well as childbirth, and 99 percent of all maternal deaths take place in developing countries of Africa and Asia. These gloomy statistics indicate that a lot more needs to be done to promote the …

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Causes of Child Marriages That Need to Be Addressed

Child marriage is an act that violates human rights, but unfortunately, it is all too common, especially in world’s developing regions of Africa and Asia. Thirty-seven thousand girls, who are below 18, according to the United Nations (UN), are married each day. Today, we’ve the highest number of married girls & girls at-risk of child marriage …

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