Is There Economic Injustice?- HEIR Women Hub with Support From African Women’s Development Fund, Launches Project to Survey Funding Intersections for SMEs for Young Women in FCT.

According to a World Bank 2019 report, women contribute 37% of the Global GDP despite representing almost half of the world’s population. Gender inequalities can be called out as a major factor in this. The 2030 Sustainable Development Goals will remain a shadow if young women still encounter gender disparities. If Goal 5 of the[…]

The ED’s Desk- Visualise Your 2024.

Welcome to 2024. I do hope you are looking forward to a spectacular year. My team and I are thrilled to begin this year with addition to our team and more project portfolios. 2023 was kind and we expect an overflow in 2024. One resonating action in rounding off the previous year was conducting a[…]

Job Opportunity

Communications Support at HEIR Women Hub We are pleased to announce an exciting employment opportunity at HEIR Women Hub for the position of Communications Support. Position Requirements: • Technical proficiency in managing social media handles and creating visibility for the organization • Technical Understanding and Capacity on SM, Newsletter, Website Content, Hosting, Poster/Ad creation apps[…]

THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT II

It’s time to recognize and celebrate the crucial role that women play in economic development. From contributing to household income to making their own financial decisions, these powerhouse women are not only boosting their autonomy but also empowering their communities. Moreover, with increased visibility in the workforce, women are taking on a greater role in[…]

MYTHS ABOUT WOMEN’S ECONOMIC ROLES

Here are some myths about women’s economic roles; 1. THE MYTH: INVESTING IN WOMEN DOESN’T PAY. The truth: eliminating gender inequalities will increase global GDP. According to a recent McKinsey Global Institute analysis, if women play the same role in labor markets as men, the global yearly GDP may increase by $28 trillion, or 26%,[…]

THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

– Education: For many years, there has been a notable increase in education of women globally but how has it upgraded women’s economic contributions? According to a UN report, Studying, upskilling, and re-skilling throughout one’s life, notably to keep up with rapid technological and digital transformations affecting jobs, is vital for women’s and girls’ health[…]

CAN YOUNG WOMEN’S PARTICIPATION IN LEADERSHIP BE A NORM?

FACTS ABOUT YOUNG WOMEN’S PARTICIPATION IN LEADERSHIP 1. Global percentage of young women participation in politics is 22.5% 2. African participation of young women in leadership is 23.4% 3. Nigeria’s participation of young women in politics is 6.7% 4. The world gender gap is 63.9% 5. Some causes of the gender gap in female participation[…]

She is Nelly Cheboi

She is Nelly Cheboi, a stunning CNN Hero of the Year 2022 who resigned her software engineering job in the United States to build computer laboratories for poor rural schoolchildren in Africa. She is the Founder and CEO of TechLit Africa, an organization that creates computer laboratories in rural classrooms using refurbished computers and now serves 10 schools in Kenya. Nelly Cheboi grew up in rural Kenya, where she often went hungry and missed school because her single mother couldn’t afford it. Cheboi eventually earned a college scholarship in America, did odd jobs to support her family, and discovered her interest for computer science. Source: Women Power Africa **** There is nothing limiting you from thriving. This inspires us to look beyond our limitations and go for gold. Be encouraged, young woman

WHY DO WE BUILD CAPACITY FOR YOUNG WOMEN?

CAPACITY BUILDING FOR WOMEN. Capacity building is the improvement in an individual’s or organization’s facility “to produce, perform, or deploy. Wikipedia) United Nations defines c Capacity building is the process of developing and strengthening the skills, instincts, abilities, processes, and resources that organizations and communities need to survive, adapt, and thrive in a fast-changing world.[…]