Post Tagged with: "africa"

Our New ‘Teen Voices’ Series: Girls In Uganda Learning Leadership Skills Through Education

Our New ‘Teen Voices’ Series: Girls In Uganda Learning Leadership Skills Through Education

We’re excited to launch a new mini-series on GTHQ! We’re partnering with a non-profit organization called Women In Leadership, based out of Uganda, to help promote one of their initiatives. […]

April 12, 2017 ×
How Female Cocoa Farmers In West Africa Play A Key Role In Creating Sustainable Communities

How Female Cocoa Farmers In West Africa Play A Key Role In Creating Sustainable Communities

By Britta Wyss Bisang I have met many women doing extraordinary things since I started working in the cocoa sector ten years ago. This International Women’s Day I want to […]

March 2, 2017 ×
Malawi’s First Female President, Joyce Banda, Pens Op-Ed On Empowering Girls In Africa

Malawi’s First Female President, Joyce Banda, Pens Op-Ed On Empowering Girls In Africa

She rose to power as Malawi’s first female president in April 2012 and continued on until she was defeated at the next election in May 2014. In 2012, she was […]

February 9, 2017 ×
Zuriel Oduwole, The World’s Youngest Filmmaker, Started Her Career At Age 9

Zuriel Oduwole, The World’s Youngest Filmmaker, Started Her Career At Age 9

If you ever hear someone talk about a person being “too young” to do anything of significance in the world, be sure to mention the name Zuriel Oduwole. This 14 […]

May 10, 2016 ×
This 10 Y/O Designer, Once Bullied For Her Weight, Just Showcased Her Work At NYFW

This 10 Y/O Designer, Once Bullied For Her Weight, Just Showcased Her Work At NYFW

This 10 year old girl is literally the living definition of the phrase “success is the best revenge” so take note! Egypt “Ify” Ufele, from Queens, New York, is not […]

March 1, 2016 ×
Nigeria and Gambia Banning Female Genital Mutilation Is A Major Win For Women’s Rights

Nigeria and Gambia Banning Female Genital Mutilation Is A Major Win For Women’s Rights

Female Genital Mutilation today is considered an international violation of human rights of girls and women. According to the World Health Organization, “it reflects deep-rooted inequality between the sexes, and […]

December 3, 2015 ×
Ethiopian Airlines Makes History By Operating All-Female Crew To Promote Women’s Empowerment

Ethiopian Airlines Makes History By Operating All-Female Crew To Promote Women’s Empowerment

Ethiopian Airlines is the fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa. Yet only a third of their employees are women. In a bid to promote diversity, female empowerment, sustainable […]

December 1, 2015 ×
This Nigerian Comic Book Company Created A Series Of Badass African Superheroes

This Nigerian Comic Book Company Created A Series Of Badass African Superheroes

It’s safe to say that the comic book world in general has become a much wider and diverse landscape that it ever was before. Looking at the two dominant names, […]

October 27, 2015 ×
Why The Global Sustainable Dev’t Goals Just Adopted By World Leaders Is A Feminist Win

Why The Global Sustainable Dev’t Goals Just Adopted By World Leaders Is A Feminist Win

In a nutshell, a group of world leaders just voted “YES” to adopting a new set of global sustainable development goals which will see an increase on the focus on […]

September 30, 2015 ×
Men Are Banned From This Kenyan Village To Protect Women From Sexual Violence

Men Are Banned From This Kenyan Village To Protect Women From Sexual Violence

Now this is a story worth telling! There is a village in Northern Kenya called Umoja, located in the grasslands and Samburu, which is unlike any other village in the […]

August 26, 2015 ×
Clothing Brand Le Dessein Turns Fashion Into An Education Opportunity For Girls In The Developing World

Clothing Brand Le Dessein Turns Fashion Into An Education Opportunity For Girls In The Developing World

If you have been a long-time reader of GTHQ, you will know that whenever we post articles about fashion, it usually has an extra element of female empowerment of social […]

August 21, 2015 ×
Malawian Chief Annuls 300 Child Marriages, Sends Them To School, Gets It Done!

Malawian Chief Annuls 300 Child Marriages, Sends Them To School, Gets It Done!

Earlier this year, it was estimated that the African nation of Malawi had the highest rate of child marriages happening in the world. In April of this year, the same […]

July 28, 2015 ×
Ugandan Army Gives The ‘Miss Uganda’ Beauty Pageant A Radical Makeover

Ugandan Army Gives The ‘Miss Uganda’ Beauty Pageant A Radical Makeover

Are you ready for this story? Be prepared to never think about, or look at, beauty pageants the same again, because believe it or not, Uganda has set a new […]

November 23, 2014 ×
Michelle Obama: Leadership Is About Empowering Both Men & Women

Michelle Obama: Leadership Is About Empowering Both Men & Women

Following on from President Obama’s passionate speech at the Young African Leaders Initiative this week about empowering women and getting rid of traditions such as female genital mutilation and child […]

August 1, 2014 ×
President Obama Urges Young African Leaders To Empower More Women

President Obama Urges Young African Leaders To Empower More Women

President Obama is once again stepping up for women’s rights, this time on a global scale. The first US president with African heritage (half Kenyan) this week spoke to a […]

July 30, 2014 ×