Lack of Finance Hampers Women’s Participation in Politics

first_imgThe president of Liberia Rural Women, Ma-Annie Kruah, has attributed the lack of women’s participation in both local and national politics to the lack of finance by most women desirous of political offices.Ma Annie made the statement Tuesday, May 6, at the program making the official launched of the researched document by the Governance Commission (GC) and the Ministry of Gender & Development along with (UN Women ) held at the James Fromayan Conference Hall (NEC) on 9th Street Sinkor.Ma Annie said a major impediment to women’s participation in governance and politics at the local level is their limited access to financial resources.She noted that the costs of transport and childcare often hinder women from being able to attend planning meetings or serve in local government institutions.She said without financial means, women who contest elections are unable to print promotional materials and cover logistics costs such as transport reach voters in town and villages during campaign periods.“Analysis of women’s political participation in the 2011 elections conducted by MOGD and UNMIL describes how the campaigning for the elections was monetized, with constituents making demands on all candidates.According to the analysis, female candidates observed that a majority of them lost 92 out of 101 female contestants for the legislature because they did not have the money to splash out,” she said.She also mentioned that “No poor man or woman becomes a leader. Politics is about money. It helps you to get access to constituents, to get access to scattered villages, to provide refreshments when people attend rallies and meetings, to provide T-Shirts to supporters and to mobilize the youths,” she stressed.The president of the Liberia Rural Women also attributed one of the causes of low female participation in elections to low educational levels and high illiteracy amongst women.She said important efforts are being made to close the gender gap in school enrollment rates through Liberia’s universal primary education program and the enrolment ratio of girls to boys in the primary and secondary schools stand at 86 percent.“For both men and women, urban residents are better educated than rural residents. The low attendance and complete rates also correspond with high rates of illiteracy with only 26 percent of rural women being literate compeered with 61 percent in urban areas.High school drop-out rates have also been a key contributing factor to low levels of education and literacy among women and girls”, she explained.She continued by saying “ The causes for school incompletion include early ,marriage, where by women on average, marry five years earlier than men, high rates of teenage pregnancy (32 percent) and lack of sensitization about the benefits of formal education.The president said low educational and literacy levels constitute a major impediment to women’s participation in local governance.She said without education, women struggle to compete for jobs which place them at a disadvantage economically in terms of lacking the necessary resources to compete in local politics.“Women with low literacy also face challenges casting a vote in elections and participation in decision-making processes that are often dependent upon written documentation”During consultation with rural women in Grand Cape Mount County, women expressed the concern that without adequate support to develop their capacities, even basic skills such as literacy, they would be limited in fully participating in the new public spaces that will be opened through decentralization,” she said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Power outage in Fort St. John

first_imgUPDATE:  As of 6:40 p.m., power has been restored to customers in Fort St. John.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Over 2,000 customers in Fort St. John are without power.Just after 5 p.m. Saturday, the power went out to 2,019 customers in Fort St. John.  The cause of the outage is under investigation and as of 5:30 p.m. there is no estimate on when the power will be restored.- Advertisement -For more updates you can watch this page or visit www.bchydro.com/outageslast_img

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Real Madrid end US tour with 2-1 win over Roma

first_imgReal Madrid is hoping Bale is ready to fully evolve into the player they signed for a world record fee in 2013.The 33-year-old Ronaldo ended a nine-year spell at Real Madrid by recently signing with Italian champions Juventus.“We’re scoring goals and we’re winning matches, so we’re doing well,” Bale said. “We have to keep improving and we’re really looking forward to starting the new season.”Asensio, with his third goal of the preseason, opened the scoring just two minutes into the contest. Bale delivered a brilliant pass to the foot of Asensio and he found the back of the net.Real Madrid struck again in the 15th minute as Bale would score this time, taking an equally superb pass from Dani Carvajal. Bale walked in and beat goalkeeper Robin Olsen to make it 2-0.Real Madrid wasn’t nearly as dominant in the second half as most of their starting squad was subbed off.Kevin Strootman made it interesting by scoring in the 83rd minute for Roma.Strootman was left wide open off a throw-in and headed pass and all he had to do was hammer it past the startled Real Madrid goalkeeper.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Real Madrid is hoping Gareth Bale (C) is ready to fully evolve into the player they signed for a world record fee in 2013 © AFP / EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZLOS ANGELES, United States, Aug 8 – Gareth Bale is serving notice that he is ready to shine without Cristiano Ronaldo, factoring in both goals as Real Madrid wrapped up their US tour with a 2-1 win over Roma on Tuesday.Bale and Marco Asensio scored for Real Madrid who put on a strong performance especially in the first half of the International Champions Cup friendly at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.last_img read more

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Simon Community Street Sleep 2016

first_imgDo you want to help make a difference in your local Community? Well you can!North West Simon Community annual ‘Street Sleep’ is taking place on Fri, 30th September in Letterkenny on market square. Sign up today!Help give the hidden homeless in Donegal a voice. Contact Collette today on: 0870552478 or Email: collette@northwestsimon.ieNorth West Simon Community believes that any person who sleeps rough, lives in emergency accommodation or in inadequate, insecure or unsafe housing is experiencing homelessness. People sleeping out in doorways, parks, in derelict sites and in abandoned cars experience the most extreme form of homelessness.This is what most of the public think of when they hear the word ‘homeless’. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. The ‘invisible’ homeless, people who live in  emergency accommodation, in shelters, hostels, refuges, in B&B’s or double share with friends and relatives, make up about 10 times the number of people sleeping rough. They are also without a home and in need of help. Being homeless is more than about being without a roof over your head; it’s  about a lack of security, lack of belonging, lack of privacy and lack of safety. The experience of homelessness is arguably one of the grossest violations of human rights in developed economies like Ireland.Homelessness is not, and should never be accepted as, an inevitable outcome for any person. We believe that homelessness in Ireland can be ended. By an end to homelessness we mean no one will have to sleep rough because of a lack of  appropriate services, no one will have to live in emergency accommodationfor longer than is an emergency, and no one will become homeless due to a lack of services or inadequate housing provision.If you wish to participate in this year’s Street Sleep for North West Simon Community in Donegal, contact Collette collette@northwestsimon.ie or onYOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY‪#‎makeadifference‬ ‪#‎hiddenhomeless‬ ‪#‎simoncommunity‬Simon Community Street Sleep 2016 was last modified: August 23rd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:letterkenny market squareSimon Communitysleep streetlast_img read more

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TEENAGER BROKE INTO BLIND PENSIONER’S HOME AND ROBBED CIGARETTES

first_imgA young man broke into the home of a blind pensioner and robbed him of his supply of cigarettes.Chris Doran broke into the home of Tom Devenney.Chris Doran was part of a two man gang who broke into the home of 74 year old Tom Devenney at Errity, Manorcunningham. The searched the house and escaped with a carton of 200 Mayfair cigarettes worth just €80.Blind pensioner Tom was awoken by the gang but thought initially it was birds on his roof.However he then heard voices and called for the men to leave.The frightened OAP called his nephew James Devenney and the pair were spotted on CCTV which the pensioner had around his house.Doran, now 19, of 10 Orchard Close, Manorcunningham, admitted robbing the pensioner whom he had known from the area on June 30th, 2012.The accused man’s father Sean later called to the Gardai and gave in €85 as compensation for his son’s theft.Solicitor Gordon Curley said the manner in which the crime was committed was disturbing but was an isolated incident.He said his client, who was 17 at the time, had not been in trouble before or after the incident but was high on a cocktail of drink and drugs.“He comes from a good and supportive family but has behavioral issues and is easily led,” he said.The court heard the man he was with during the raid is currently in psychiatric careJudge Paul Kelly adjourned the case for the preparation of a probation report and possibly a community service report.TEENAGER BROKE INTO BLIND PENSIONER’S HOME AND ROBBED CIGARETTES was last modified: November 26th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:burglaryChris DorancigarettesmanorcunninghamTom Devenneylast_img read more

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DDTV: RORY DOES IT AGAIN WITH SONG FOR JASON QUIGLEY – MAKE WAY FOR THE FIGHTING IRISH!

first_imgDDTV: Jimmy’s Winning Matches singer Rory Gallagher has done it again – with a catchy new number….backing boxer Jason Quigley for professional glory. The Twin Towns boxer takes to the ring in Las Vegas on July 12 for his first professional bout.So Lanzarote-based Rory has penned this song to back Jason to glory.It’s available to download on iTunes.And big-hearted Rory says every cent will go to worthwhile charities. “The money will be split between the Donegal Hospice, Animal Rescue and Forgotten Horses of Ireland,” he said.Jason is in California getting ready for the big bout.So here you go folks – click Play to watch!And for 99c buy here: https://itunes.apple.com/ie/album/mak… – Copywrite IMRO – ( Rory & the island/ Trad instrumental.) . Music Performed by Rory Gallagher, Colm Farrell, Kane O’Rourke, Eanna Cronin, Paul Gallagher. Recorded in Bridge Studio, Ardara, Co. Donegal.Mixed by Albert Serrano. Video filmed by James Mitchell, Brendan O’Donnell and live footage courtesy of Jason Quigley/Eurosport.Thanks to POWERHOUSE GYM, PDC and Max for the lights. .Lyrics:Make way for the Fighting Irish (2)With the soul of a Celtic WarriorMake way for the Fighting Irish (2)Perfrom, Believe and you will AchieveMake Way for the Fighting Irish (2)Pride of Donegal, Fighting for us allMake way for the Fighting Irish (2)With the soul of a Celtic WarriorMake way for the Fighting Irish. DDTV: RORY DOES IT AGAIN WITH SONG FOR JASON QUIGLEY – MAKE WAY FOR THE FIGHTING IRISH! was last modified: July 1st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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GOLF NEWS: LETTERKENNY JUNIOR LADIES TEAM DEFEAT LURGAN IN FIRST-LEG

first_imgLetterkenny Ladies Golf News:Lady Captain Margo, Vice-Captain Jackie along with all the ladies from the club would like to congratulate the Junior Team ladies who won 1.5 matches against Lurgan G.C in Lurgan on Saturday 18th. Team members were Mary Murray (9), Marian O’Sullivan (10), Tracy Spence (12) Angela Bradley (12), Anne Cannon (12) and Veronica McAteer (12) [reserve]. A date for the return leg to be confirmed. Best of luck to Marian and her team. Tuesday the 14th was an Open Competition  sponsored by Healthwise Pharmacy, winners were Angela Bradley (12) 36pts runners up were Elaine Russell (19) 35pts, Cynthia Fuery (15) 34pts and Celine Bradley (15) 34pts the front nine went to Deirdre Hensey  20pts [bot] back nine went to Eileen Williamson 18pts [bot]. Well done ladies. Unfortunately due to the terrible weather last Friday 17th our Club Classic was postponed it is now rescheduled for Friday the 31st. It’s a Ladies and Gents Classic, teams of four €80 per team any combination book online or contact the pro-shop on (074)9121150.This Friday 24th there will be a Charity Golf Open at Letterkenny G.C. It is a Ladies and Gents Single Stableford Competition in aid of the N/W Breast Care Unit sponsored by the Silver Tassie Hotel & Spa, entry fee is €25pp which includes a complimentary meal served in the Silver Tassie from 5pm. Entertainment  and prize giving @ 9.30pm. All prizes winners must be present.There is great prizes to be won for 1st, 2nd and 3rd there is also prizes for the longest drive and nearest to the pin. If you fancy a chance in winning one of these great prizes and would like to support this worthy cause book online or contact the pro-shop on (074) 91 21150.Thursday the 30th is the Little Angels Open Competition.All welcome book online or contact the pro-shop (074) 91 21150.The first round of the mixed match play is complete. Congratulations to all the winning teams, awaiting a date for the 2nd round. Singles match play is also on notice board first round must be completed by the 31st of July. Lady Captain Margo’s day is fast approaching, be sure and have four competition cards returned, to insure you are eligible to win Lady Captain’s Prize. It’ll be a busy and fun few days so come along and support Lady Captain Margo and enjoy a few days of good golf in a nice enjoyable atmosphere. GOLF NEWS: LETTERKENNY JUNIOR LADIES TEAM DEFEAT LURGAN IN FIRST-LEG was last modified: July 21st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:golfletterkennyNoticesSportlast_img read more

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AS PEOPLE MARCH AGAINST SCHOOL CUTS, O’DOMHNAILL ACCUSES FG/LABOUR OF LYING

first_imgDonegal Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has slammed the Government for deliberately misleading the public on the cuts facing disadvantaged and small schools from September.Senator Ó Domhnaill was speaking as of a major protest rally in Letterkenny was taking place today, with thousands of parents, teachers and community groups voicing their anger over education cuts.“It is simply not true to claim that the Government has reversed cuts to DEIS schools. It has not.  In fact, the part u-turn on Ruairí Quinn’s “mistake” only benefits urban primary schools.  Schools in Donegal have been left out, and still face severe cuts this September,” he said. There has been a war of words all week between Ó Domhnaill and representatives of Labour and Fine Gael.Labour Senator Jimmy Harte accused the Gortahork man of “telling lies.”“The Government is also forging ahead with an attack on small rural schools, and multi-faith schools and Gaeltacht schools in particular.  They are taking a blunt and heavy handed approach, with no consideration whatsoever of a schools ethos or the geography of an area,” said the Fianna Fail man.“He has also given no consideration to the impact on a community of the prospect that they may lose their schools.  Whatever way they want to spin it, this Government is taking every measure to force amalgamations of rural schools. “Labour and Fine Gael have deliberately muddied the waters to give people the impression that they have reversed their mistakes on education cuts, what the opposite is the case.  I have calculated, school by school across this county, that Donegal schools are set to lose at least 30 this coming September.  In addition to this, 101 of Donegal’s primary schools face staff losses and larger classes in September 2013, 2014 and 2015.“Communities across Donegal will not stand to for this.  Today, we are seeing thousands of parents, teachers, children and community groups take to the streets to voice their anger about the cuts facing their local schools.  They can count on my full support.”LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2012 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyAS PEOPLE MARCH AGAINST SCHOOL CUTS, O’DOMHNAILL ACCUSES FG/LABOUR OF LYING was last modified: March 10th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:AS PEOPLE MARCH AGAINST SCHOOL CUTSO’DOMHNAILL ACCUSES FG/LABOUR OF LYINGlast_img read more

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Bongani Zungu heads South Africa to first win at AFCON 2019

first_imgZungu (8) celebrates with his teammates after scoring the winner against Namibia on Friday. (PHOTOS/Agencies)AFCON 2019South Africa 1-0 NamibiaAl Salaam Stadium, Cairo Friday, 28-06-2019South Africa registered their first victory at the on-going 2019 Africa Cup of Nation on Friday night as they defeated COSAFA rivals Namibia 1-0.Bongani Zungu scored the only goal of the game played at Al Salaam Stadium in Cairo, heading past the impressive Lloyd Kazapua in the second half.The goal was Bafana Bafana’s first in the competition, having lost 0-1 to Ivory Coast in the opening game.Moments earlier, Deon Kavendji’s close range effort was cleared off the line for Namibia in the fiercely contested encounter between the two South African nations Cairo.South Africa looked slightly the better side but just like against the Elephants last week, struggled to create clear-cut chances throughout the game.They now have a chance to seal a knockout stages when they take on the laready qualified Morocco on Monday.Bafana Bafana’s best chance of the opening 45 minutes fell to Themba Zwane but he fired straight at Kazapua.Namibia moved the ball with greater urgency and Kavendji’s pace was a threat down the left but his final ball was lucking as neither of his teammates could apply the telling touch.For most spells, the game looked to be destined for a goalless stalemate but knowing that they were on the verge of elimination, Bafana Bafana improved as the contest wore on.The goal would eventually come on 68 minutes as Zwane headed Zungu’s corner into the roof.Zungu scored the winner with 22 minutes to play.As South Africa struggled, Brighton’s Percy Tau was the only man who looked to be trying and it was he who forces the corner from which his side won the game.Stuart Baxter’s side know that they need to improve if they are to make it further in the competition.The game against Morocco may not be as difficult as earlier anticipated as the North African side are expected to take it easy, after sealing a spot in the last 16 following the 1-0 victory over Ivory Coast on Friday.Namibia still have an outside chance of automatic qualification themselves, but they will need to score their first tournament goal since 2008 to beat Ivory Coast, and hope group leaders Morocco beat South Africa by more than one goal.The other results on Friday-Tunisia 1-1 Mali-Morocco 1-0 Ivory CoastSaturday’s fixtures-Mauritani vs Angola @5:30pm-Cameroon vs Ghana @8pm-Benin vs Guinea-Bissau @11pmComments Tags: AFCON 2019Bongani Zunguivory coastMoroccoNamibiaPercy TauSouth Africatoplast_img read more

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