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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…
21 Nov 2015
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.
17 Nov 2015
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…
8 Nov 2015
…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,’…

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