International Women’s Day
Women urged to close ranks
As part of commitment to accelerate the 2030 Agenda and building momentum for the effective implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially goal number five, which is to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls....
IWD: Women call for greater transparency in the workplace
As part of efforts towards achieving more gender equality, women have called for greater transparency in the workplace, as more women are actively pursuing career goals than ever before.
Sweeping odds: the life of Lagos street sweepers
On this International Women’s Day, as we #PressforProgress The Guardian celebrates these Nigerian women sweeping against global odds. Every morning, Sherifat wakes up early. Her work as a highway cleaner in Lagos State demands that she hits the road at dawn. As tedious and dangerous as her daily task on the job is, she is…
Women succeeding in doing a 'man's job'
On this International Women’s Day, as we #PressforProgress we present to you women from all over the world that are succeeding doing a 'man's job'.
Meet Deborah Danladi, the first female engineer in AshakaCem
AshakaCem sits on a large expanse of land in Funakaye local council of Gombe, and close to the epicentre of the Boko Haram insurgency. Inside the sprawling compound of the largest factory in northeastern Nigeria, hundreds of men, locals and expatriates, go about their businesses with ease. Among those men is a lady whose determination…
Engineer, Wife, Mum! This Nigerian Female Engineer is Breaking Boundaries
How these career women defy the odds of religion and gender and are making names for themselves in a predominantly male-dominated industry. In the sweltering heat of noon, while the streets are abuzz with the sound of motorists and commuters, a group of people stand at an ATM queue. It is one of the newer,…
PEN Nigeria celebrates International Women’s Day 2018 today
The Women Writers Committee of PEN Nigeria, in collaboration with the Executive Council of Nigerian Centre of PEN International (PEN Nigeria) and the Department of English, University of Lagos, has announced a series of activities to commemorate the 2018 International Women’s Day.
International Women's Day 2018: What you should know
On February 28, 1909, 15,000 women marched through New York, USA demanding better pay, shorter working hours and voting rights. In 1910, at the International Women’s Conference with 100 women from 17 countries, held in Copenhagen, the International Women’s day began. This year's International Women's day holds also on March 8, as it has since…
An Open Letter To The Nigerian Woman
“[Gender equality] starts with getting girls in school, keeping them there, and making sure they learn.” - Kristalina Georgieva, CEO, World Bank When the World Economic Forum (WEF) published its first Global Gender Gap Report in 2006, there was hope that, a decade later, gender gap would have reduced considerably and that more women would…
Group set to celebrate IWD
As part of activities to mark International Women’s Day (IWD), the managing partner of Q21 Solutions, Eunice Showunmi-Adeyemi has said it is important for women to play diverse important roles in the society and accorded equal opportunities with men. To put words to action, she is organising an evening comedy show called ‘Ladies of Laughter’…
At UN Session, economic empowerment of women takes centrestage
“In this session, the Commission brings renewed focus to the needs of those currently left behind including young women, women affected by gender-based violence, including workplace sexual harassment, women in the informal workforce and care givers.”