6 Feb 2016
Abeg, ppl who are actually technologically inclined should be left to do their job. Not some girl that doesn't really even know her way around a phone. The comment above is one of the many comments I receive because of my chosen career path. Contrary to the popular belief, women in tech don’t have it…
3 Feb 2016
It’s February and I think it’s completely safe to say, 2016 has gathered full steam! In fact January felt like such an active month, it might be tough to believe we are only in the 2nd month of a new year. But just before we slam in on the new month, I think it may…
3 Jan 2016
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…
3 Jan 2016
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…
3 Jan 2016
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.
1 Jan 2016
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.
27 Dec 2015
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…
22 Dec 2015
SILICON innovator, Intel has reiterated its resolve to bridge gender gap in technology by hosting female beneficiaries of ‘She Will Connect’ (SWC) programme in Lagos.
17 Dec 2015
Violence against persons, particularly the vulnerable groups which includes women and girls, is rooted in obnoxious cultures and traditions commonly practiced in Nigeria.
16 Dec 2015
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…
4 Dec 2015
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.
25 Nov 2015
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…