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Country of the Week: Namibia

Did you know that Namibia is home to the world’s oldest desert? Geographically vast, Namibia is filled with spectacular natural attractions. As a result, the landscape entices visitors with a thriving ecotourism industry. From lodges and reserves to extreme sports, Namibia welcomes the adventurous spirit within all of us! Apart...

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Country of the Week: Cameroon

Congratulations, Cameroon — you’re the YALI Network Country of the Week! We are so inspired by your leadership, creativity and commitment to your fellow Cameroonians. Like Fanny Bessem from Buea (above) says, we are strong because “we all support each other.” Read on to learn more about the three young...

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When she’s a victim, it hurts everyone

One woman in three has faced gender-based violence. It’s a global epidemic, but you can help stop it. For starters, help raise awareness during this year’s “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence” (#16days) campaign. It starts November 25 and continues through December 10. You can also let others know...

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Unleashing the Entrepreneur in Every Woman

“We believe that everyone is an entrepreneur,” said Takunda Chingonzoh, a 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow and YALI Network member. “It’s only a matter of people finding that aspect of themselves.” Recently, Chingonzoh and his team focused on helping one particular group find that aspect of themselves: women. They did it...

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Everyone Thrives When Women and Girls Learn

Advancing women’s rights in Africa and throughout the world begins with giving girls access to education. In the last decade, remarkable advances have been made in sub-Saharan Africa in girls’ enrollment in primary education. But in the majority of sub-Saharan African countries, fewer than 1 in 10 girls graduates from...

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