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Courtesy of MentorNet By sapna - Posted on 17 February 2012 We talk a lot about the discrimination women face in science and engineering, but a new study says there may be a bigger reason why women don't rise higher in these fields: motherhood. Right now, science...

By Miriam Gathigah Originally published on Dec 1, 2011 Inter Press Service (IPS) BUSAN, South Korea, Dec 1 (IPS) – Gender champions have lauded the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness for providing gender equality and the empowerment of women a special session, but there is...

 Image Source: rachaelspires Some of us know someone who couldn't complete her education for financial reasons. We all know one or more families or the other struggling in poverty. Female education in Africa is suffering due to reasons like poverty or the need not to educate women because of the belief she will...

Image Source: Clay Jar How many of us Africans, know the statistics of what is plaguing education in Africa? The more I learn, the more I realize that I am one of the privileged few who do not belong to the following statistics: Education participation rates in many...

Courtesy of : http://mindofmalaka.wordpress.com/2012/01/18/you-lazy-intellectual-african-scum/ Posted on January 18, 2012 | 473 Comments They call the Third World the lazy man’s purview; the sluggishly slothful and languorous prefecture. In this realm people are sleepy, dreamy, torpid, lethargic, and therefore indigent—totally penniless, needy, destitute, poverty-stricken, disfavored, and impoverished.In this demesne,...

Welcome to our brand new WAAW Blog. Here, we hope to build a community of African women discussing issues about Africa. What happens to an African girls education when she gets married at an early age? What factors contribute to helping teenage mothers return to school...