sub-saharan africa

Stronger Networks & Organizations: Grantmaking for Rural Women's Groups in Sub-Saharan Africa

Stronger Networks & Organizations: Grantmaking for Rural Women’s Groups in Sub-Saharan Africa is the impact report executive summary for Global Fund for Women’s Rural Women Striding Forward initiative, a four-year learning and grantmaking initiative to support rural women’s groups in Sub-Saharan Africa in their aims to increase food security and advance their human rights. The…

Priority Africa Network on the Garissa attack and one-year since Chibok girls’ abduction

The following statement is a statement from Priority Africa Network (PAN), reposted with permission. Solidarity in face of Garissa Attack & One-Year Anniversary of Chibok Girls’ Abduction Africa’s children were once again sacrificed Thursday, April 2, 2015 with the attack at Garissa University College in Kenya by religious extremists. As we mourn with the parents…

A postponed election in Nigeria puts safety of women and girls in the spotlight

Nigerians recently learned that presidential elections will be postponed – ostensibly to give authorities more time to fight Boko Haram, the militant Islamic extremist group with ties to ISIS and Al Qaeda. With the delay heightening already intense levels of fear and instability, concern is mounting for the safety of Nigeria’s women and girls, who…

FIDA Nigeria on the abduction of school girls

The following is a statement from FIDA Nigeria, reposted with permission. PRESS RELEASE ON THE ABDUCTION OF SCHOOL GIRLS BY BOKO HARAM The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Nigeria wishes to express with grave sorrow her utter horror at the activities of the Boko Haram insurgents, particularly the latest strategy of killing children and…