Omo-Agege, Ngige, Banigo harp on girl-child, youth development
The Civic Centre, Lagos, from all walks of life, including the royalty, gathered for the launch of The Naïve Wife Trilogy by Ufuoma Emerhor-Ashogbon, also known as Ufuomaee.
APWEN seeks support for girl child in STEM field
The Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria, (APWEN) has reiterated the need to support the girl child in developing interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields as a means to build an army of future engineers for Nigeria. The association stated that the support could come in form of scholarships for…
Nearly 5 mn fewer girls to be born worldwide over next 10 years: study
An estimated 4.7 million fewer girls are expected to be born globally in the next 10 years because of sex-selective practices in countries with a cultural preference for male offspring, a trend that could undermine social cohesion in the long term, research showed on Tuesday.
Actress Eucharia Anunobi Says Her Father Refused To Send Her To School Because Of Her Gender
Eucharia Anunobi recounted how her father refused to send her to school because she was a girl child. The veteran actress turned preacher, who recently bagged a PhD in Christian Education and Ministerial Arts, took to her Instagram page. Narrating her ordeal, Anunobi said she is "still in awe of God". "He changes destinies in…
Groups partner to promote girl-child literacy, economic opportunities
Efforts to advance girl-child literacy in the country received a boost as stakeholders at a webinar highlighted ways to enhance opportunities for marginalised girls and young women in the country.
At Raising Women Summit, Ikeora, Alakija, others make case for Girl Child
This year’s edition of the annual girl’s summit organised by Raising women’s initiative held at Alliance Francaise in Lagos recently sought to amplify the voices of girls and included boys as well.
Growing into true women
In August, I wrote a two-part series on the unique place of women in our world and that a woman is a woman by the nature of her activities. Professor Nduka speaks from time to time in gatherings on Girl Child, on Women, their place, or their plight. She writes Woman, A Name of Honour.…
Justice for silenced girls
Sir: As Nigeria commemorated the International Day of the Girl Child, a day set aside for the rights of the girl child, painful incidences of the Chibok girls, Leah Sharibu, Uwaila Omozuwa, and every other girl who have been a victim of injustice, who although have yet not received justice come to mind. These girls…
“Society is not well informed on adolescent, girl child issues”
Dr. Abosede Lewu is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (@naijaobgyndoctor), development practitioner, girls/women right and education advocate and an aspiring author.
Don, group harp on improved girl-child education to engender development
Immediate past Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus (UNEC), Prof. Joy Ezeilo, has said that Nigeria would remain underdeveloped if it failed to address the marginalisation, abuse, and exploitation of the girl-child. Ezeilo said Nigerian girls are entitled to a life free from violence and discrimination, just as they deserve…