Female lawyers advocate creation of rape crisis centres
Some female lawyers in Abuja have advised the Federal Government to create rape crisis centres, counselling service and other victims assistance agency as measures to address the menace of rape. The lawyers gave the advice in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja. They noted that the creation of…
Nigerian woman develops app to combat maternal mortality in Africa
Miss Kesandu Nwokolo, a young Nigerian, has developed a mobile phone application to help reduce infant and maternal mortality in Africa. In a statement obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos, the innovative healthcare app would revolutionise the health sector in Nigeria and Africa. It said that the innovative healthcare…
Towards Eliminating Violence Among Women, Children
Domestic violence has become rampant among women and children, who constitute the vulnerable groups in the society. This problem has remained a pervasive phenomenon that blights the lives of millions of children, haunts entire communities and stifles the prospects for sustainable development and social progress.
Women, society and safety
In ancient times the role of the woman was that of maintaining and seeing to the welfare of the family; this was made worse with the fact that she was subjected to the kitchen and bedroom as being the only places where she could display her expertise.
Group Raises Awareness On Gender-based Violence
AS part of activities marking the 16 days of activism-a campaign to galvanise action to end violence against women and girls around the world, Voices for change (V4C), a Department for International development (DFID) funded programme, which seeks to empower women and adolescent girls by promoting enabling environment for them to maximize their potential, held…
Who’s afraid of non-violence against women?
Violence against persons, particularly the vulnerable groups which includes women and girls, is rooted in obnoxious cultures and traditions commonly practiced in Nigeria.
“A Gender-responsive education system is key for Africa’s emergence” urged experts
African education experts gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the workshop on the capacity building on education and gender reiterated the urgent need for a gender sensitive teaching and learning environments on the African continent. During the three-day workshop organized by the International Centre for the Education of Girls and Women in Africa (AU/CIEFFA), a…
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…