‘We must collectively raise good boys to eliminate SGBV’
Men resource person, counsellor, radio talk show host and chief responsibility officer at X2D Nigeria, Deji Irawo, has advocated that for the country to effectively end Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), the boy child has to be targeted, moulded and guided very early on in life.
Shoots of hope
Amidst the ongoing pandemic, the fears of a second wave, devastating loss of lives and livelihoods globally, and the worst economic fallout in history looming large, it may be difficult to find much to smile about these days.
Wevvo Nigeria, Arese Ugwu to organise virtual financial literacy workshop for single mothers
Financial literacy is essential to anyone, and for women responsible for providing for their children and families, the skill of making, managing and growing wealth is fundamental. One of the common threads of most single female breadwinners (single mothers) is that they live in survival mode. When society continues to portray women responsible for their…
'We need laws stringent enough to deter rapists, compassionate enough to protect victims'
The Hygiene First campaign was formed out of a strong desire and urgency to awaken our consciousness about our personal and community hygiene.
Safely reopening of schools: Task before parents
Over the past few months, a lot of parents have painfully watched their kids struggle with online learning since nationwide school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hence, the reopening of schools for graduating students come with mixed feelings.
We need to build more shelters to make leaving abusive relationships easy - Osasu Edobor
One of the many reasons why women stay in abusive relationships is due to lack of information on where they can go, where to report, and how to leave without “Poking the bear”.
How media encourage subjugation of women, other negative vices
Resource person and Chief Responsible Officer, X2DTV, Omoba Deji Irawo, has blamed the media for encouraging the subjugation of Nigerian women, assault against women and toxic masculinity with negative songs, movies and messages spewed out daily.
Breaking the culture of silence: How social media is giving Nigerian women a voice in the fight against sexual harassment, assault
On Wednesday, June 18, at about 3pm in New York, I spoke with Kelechi Udoagwu, the young woman, who reported being sexually assaulted by Kendall Ananyi, co-founder of a Y-combinator-backed tech startup, Tizeti.
'We need to start teaching consent, gender equality in schools, worship places'
Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi is a gender equality advocate as well as Sexual and Gender-based Violence Prevention and Response expert. At the 2020 Commonwealth Day Service with the Queen of England, she was appointed Commonwealth Official Flag-bearer to lead the Procession of Her Majesty. In recognition of her incredible work on advancing gender equality, Osowobi was…
We can do better than Vogue
As Black Lives Matter movement rages on in the USA and beyond, two weeks after the murder of George Floyd, long-established norms and oppressive systems are finally being called into question globally.