Summit to seek an end to the culture of impunity in cases of rape and gender-based violence It is no news that there has been a huge increase in the number of rape cases and gender-based violence over the past few years; and if we want to see great change and improvement, we need to…
WANEP canvasses improved security, protection of women, girls
The West Africa Network for Peace Building, Nigeria (WANEP-Nigeria) and its affiliate organisations have expressed concern over the increasing sexual assault and rape of women and girls in the country.
LASG engages stakeholders on gender, sexual violence
In the light of recent rape, sexual assault and even murder of some women in Lagos state and around the country, the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT), in partnership with the Centre for Women’s Health and Information (CEWHIN), Spotlight Initiative comprising the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Nigeria, United Nations (UNWomen)…
Abiodun, Austen-Peters, others urge STEM education for young girls
Prominent women, including Her Excellency, First Lady, Ogun State, Bamidele Abiodun have called on more schools to expose young girls to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education.
2020 International Women’s Day advocates gender equality
To commemorate the 2020 International Women’s Day, the United Nations has called on world governments, public and private organisations to ensure there is equal opportunity for all regardless of gender.
NGO urge Kwara State govt to end FGM, prosecute executors
Burdened by the existing practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Kwara State, a non-governmental organisation, Kick Against Genital Multiple ( KAGM) has intensified efforts to wag war against the practice in families across the state.
How can I recognize child sexual abuse?
As we come to the end of the year and the Christmas vacation draws near, we will be surrounded by our family members and our children home from school.
Is rape a crime in Nigeria?
Yes. Rape is a serious crime in Nigeria. It is a criminal offence and if found guilty, carries a life sentence.
Rape: Can 'talking boxes' end the scourge?
All around the world, especially in Africa, young girls find themselves in an insane environment where sexual abuse is inevitable and seen or accepted as a norm. In most cases, some of the abused girls have no voice, can’t speak or open up for fear of being stigmatized. These young girls are molested, threatened, deceived,…
Nigeria ranks 23 out of 38 African countries for female ministerial representation
From lists ranging from oil production to corruption to butterfly population variety, Nigeria’s massive population, high rates of violence and booming economy always guarantee its place in the top three of any African list regardless of the topic. Like a three-time Olmypian always ends up somewhere near the top but with female representation in executive…