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This Mobile App is Literally Providing ‘Himmat’ to Women in Delhi

Every new harassment incident against women in Delhi makes us realise that the capital city of India still is not a safe space for women more than two years after the horrific rape of a woman on a bus that made headlines around the world. However, numerous actions and programs that have been launched since then show the tide is changing somewhat.  Read on

Let's Talk About - Menstruation! Today is Menstrual Hygiene Day

Did you know that only 17 percent of school-going girls in Burkina Faso have a place to change their sanitary pads or tampons? That many women worldwide have no access to hygienic products to deal with their periods? Or that some girls in Nepal are not allowed to leave the house during 'that time of the month'? Read on

Judith Owigar: Inspiring African Women in Tech

Judith Owigar has gone from strength to strength in Africa's tech scene despite only 15 percent of women currently occupying that space. She is the owner of the tech startup Juakali, and President of AkiraChix – an organisation centred around building, supporting, and inspiring African women in technology. Read on

The Winner of Ms. Geek 2014 is...Mobile Cow!

Ms. Geek Rwanda is a competition for women in Rwanda who have put their knowledge and skills in the field of ICTs towards innovative ideas. The winning project, Mobile Cow, is a mobile app that allows farmers to monitor the oestrus cycles of cows. Read on