The role of women in defeating Boko Haram
There is no doubt that the most recent attacks we have seen in Nigeria, France and Mali have continued to raise the consciousness of many and highlight the complexities of a new wave of terrorism. Further, what strikes an influx of emotion is the role of women in two of three of these attacks.
'Child brides' suffer, but African Union seeks to end custom
Lucia Felix, a 15-year-old Mozambican girl, dreams of returning to her village school but instead she must prepare for motherhood after she was chosen for an arranged marriage and became pregnant. She is one of the millions of "child brides" across Africa who are married before their 18th birthday, with many already wed when they…
Joke Silva, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju, Take Gender Violence Campaign To Stage
TO commemorate this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25, Mainevents and Campaigns Limited in collaboration with The Simi Johnson Organisation, are presenting the critically acclaimed stage play- A Past Came Calling at the Agip Hall of the Muson Centre.
Love and life advice from Nigeria's Instagram agony aunt
A cheating husband, domestic violence, marital problems or a complicated love life are standard fare for agony aunts across the world. But in religiously conservative northern Nigeria, which has a Muslim majority, asking for advice in public has traditionally been frowned upon and problems kept within the family. Ziya'atulhaqq Usman Tahir and her Instagram page…
Fistula Not Death Sentence, Say Experts (1)
…But Nigeria Records 12 New Cases Yearly HEALTH experts have said that fistula or Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) is not a death sentence, rather it can be prevented and treated. The experts spoke during a Journalists’ Orientation on basic facts about fistula, in a project funded by Fistula CarePlus titled, ‘Prevention and Treatment of Fistula,’…