Sheila Sisulu – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ has been inspired this day by the World Food Programme to Celebrate the Life of yet another awesome force. WFP Deputy Executive Director for Hunger Solutions Sheila Sisulu has had many roles - South Africa's Ambassador to the United States, political activist, high school teacher. WFP sat down to talk with her about why forging hunger solutions is her current priority. Join us here today, as we Celebrate the work of this force of charity, hope and … [Read more...]

Somali women's minister abducted by Islamists

Islamist rebels seized Somalia's newly-appointed women's minister as she took office, heightening security fears for aid groups planning deliveries to a famine-stricken nation. Armed men abducted 32-year-old Asha Osman Aqiil in Balad, a town north of the capital Mogadishu, a day after she was named the country's minister for women and family affairs. She was on her way to take up her position on Thursday when she was snatched by a gang, clan elder Ahmed Sheikh Mohamud said. "It is … [Read more...]

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