Neha Wadekar

African Small Businesses, Farmers Get Protection with Micro-Insurance – Voice of America (image)

African Small Businesses, Farmers Get Protection with Micro-Insurance – Voice of America

August 3, 2018Videos

Most African farmers and small businesses operate with no way to protect themselves if disaster strikes. But that may be starting to change. A handful of companies are now offering inexpensive, tech-driven micro-insurance and are making it easy for ordinary Africans to sign up. My report for VOA from Nigeria and Kenya.

Welcome to Puntland: Where Many Men Don’t Consider Rape A Crime – ELLE UK (image)

Welcome to Puntland: Where Many Men Don’t Consider Rape A Crime – ELLE UK

April 26, 2018

Meet Officer Bile – the only female police officer in her unit in Garowe, Somalia. She’s fighting to protect women and get justice for survivors of rape and sexual violence in this conservative region.

Sudanese Artist Inspires the Masses with His Paintings – CNN (image)

Sudanese Artist Inspires the Masses with His Paintings – CNN

April 18, 2018Videos

Sudanese painter Galal Yousif is taking his art to the streets to share his gift with the world.

A Sudanese Bassist for Change – CNN (image)

A Sudanese Bassist for Change – CNN

April 2, 2018Videos

Meet Islam Elbeiti, the 23 year old bass player who is striving for social change in Sudan through her strings.

The Designer Putting Sudanese Fashion on the Map – CNN (image)

The Designer Putting Sudanese Fashion on the Map – CNN

March 2, 2018Videos

Nafisa Hafiz, a fashion designer from Khartoum, uses her keen eye for detail to put Sudan’s stamp on the fashion world.

Women in Somalia Can Finally Use DNA Testing to Convict Their Rapists – NowThis Her (image)

Women in Somalia Can Finally Use DNA Testing to Convict Their Rapists – NowThis Her

October 27, 2017Videos

Somalia has opened its first forensic laboratory to test DNA in sexual crimes, and it’s a big step in protecting survivors of sexual assault.

Advance Afrika and Africa Prisons Project – ITN (image)

Advance Afrika and Africa Prisons Project – ITN

October 23, 2017Videos

Ugandan prisons are setting an example for how to rehabilitate and reform inmates thanks to nonprofit organizations like Advance Afrika and Africa Prisons Project that offer education, life-skills training and economic opportunities to prisoners across the country.

This Girls’ Basketball Team Wants to End FGM in Somalia – NowThis HER (image)

This Girls’ Basketball Team Wants to End FGM in Somalia – NowThis HER

September 30, 2017Videos

Female genital mutilation is a widespread problem in Somalia — this girls basketball team wants to end the harmful practice.

Somalia Opens First Forensic Laboratory Dedicated to Rape Investigations – Voice of America (image)

Somalia Opens First Forensic Laboratory Dedicated to Rape Investigations – Voice of America

September 14, 2017Videos

Somalia has opened its first forensic laboratory to process rape kits. Sexual assault is widespread in the country, according to human rights groups, but few victims come forward and few perpetrators are punished. The new forensic lab in Somalia’s Puntland region has been hailed as a step in the right direction, but a long road remains to end impunity for gender-based violence.

Graffiti Girls Kenya – Now This HER (image)

Graffiti Girls Kenya – Now This HER

June 1, 2017Videos

These female artists in Nairobi, Kenya are using graffiti as a form of therapy.