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Place women’s value in what they can do in the boardroom instead of bed

AFRICAN Freedom Day should mark the end to women having their value placed in what they can do in bed, says Joseph Moyo. And Moyo, who is the founder of the African Woman Foundation (TAWF), says the gaining of Africa’s freedom from colonial masters led to a new form of dominance of man against woman …

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African girls must be treated with respect, not as men’s trophies

A SOCIAL worker Joseph Moyo says poverty stricken families are forced to marry off their girl children as a means of what he describes as a “shedding off of excess baggage for them to survive.” Moyo, who is the founder and president of The African Women Foundation (TAWF), says child marriage is an act that …

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7 Ways the World Moved Closer to Ending Child Marriage in the Last Decade

12 million girls get married every year before they clock 18. That is almost 1 girl becoming a victim of child marriage every 3 seconds — a kid forced to grow up too soon. Child marriage represents an extreme violation of rights of children and a severe type of child abuse. It is a menace, …

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Navigating Career and Motherhood as an African Woman: 7 Tips to Help You out

Being a mom anywhere in the world is never easy,  and it is even a lot harder for a typical African woman, who — while trying to juggle a full-time job with caring for her family — faces a plethora of societal issues, peculiar to the region. For long, African girls and women have been …

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An educated women can’t be easily abused, held ‘hostage’ in marriage – Moyo

EDUCATION is a lethal weapon for women not to be held hostage by men who in most cases view them as objects of sexual pleasure, says a social worker Joseph Moyo. And Life for a 24-year-old trainee public health nurse Brainess Chilungo who was forced to be a maid so as to raise funds for …

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Some parents send underage daughters into marriages to escape poverty

PARENTS find it irresistible to send their underage daughters into marriages as this is seen as the only escape route out of poverty, says a social worker. In an interview, Joseph Moyo, who is the founder and president of The African Woman Foundation (TAWF), said some girls from poverty ravaged families also see marriage as …

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Moyo advises women to avoid sending their nude pictures to men

A SOCIAL worker has advised women against sharing their nude or explicit pictures to men. In interview, Joseph Moyo, who is the founder of The African Woman Foundation (TAWF), said some men were in the habit of collecting women’s explicit pictures and treating them as ‘trophies.’ “The African Women Foundation (TAWF) has discovered that there …

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Women’s value should never be limited to sex and childbearing, says Moyo

WOMEN’S value should not be limited in sex or bearing children, says Joseph Moyo. Congratulating newly appointed BoZ deputy governor Rekha Mhango, Moyo, who is the founder of The African Woman Foundation (TAWF), commended the central bank for showing confidence in Mhango, describing her as a qualified African woman who deserves the position. “This is …

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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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