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Family Planning Is Women Empowerment

Family Planning Is Women Empowerment

Women are one of the important resources of any nation and society. Women have the right and capacity to work, earn and fend for themselves and their family according to the constitution of Nigeria. However, the reproductive gender roles of women have positioned them in a situation of having selected the option to choose in […]

World Book and Copyright Day: The Book, The Missing Girls And The Change Agenda

World Book and Copyright Day: The Book, The Missing Girls And The Change Agenda

Today, April 23rd, is designated World Book and Copyright Day by the United Nations. On this day, two years ago, Port Harcourt, Nigeria became UNESCO World Book Capital City (WBCC). The WBCC title is a ‘symbolic nomination to a city in recognition of its efforts in promoting books and reading’. The city holds this title […]

Family Planning Is women Empowerment {Part 2}

Family Planning Is women Empowerment {Part 2}

We have earlier discussed how making an informed decision on when to have children, child spacing and child Limit could be a form of empowerment for women. We also learnt the importance of planned parenting on improving quality of life for women and children. These are not possible without the use of contraceptives especially during […]

Lessons from my Ex

Public service announcement: this note is to my ex from the day I started toasting ladies to when I got married. I hope this announcement clarifies any trouble that may arise. I am sure someone is already wondering why he is writing to his ex. What is even the plural for ex? Wo (look), I […]

‘Off The Mic, Honourable Adviser’

But let me get this straight, what do fathers, mothers, aunties and neighbours think when they tell single ladies or guys about why they need to get married and the fact that they are not getting any younger. What exactly do they think marriage is? Are they paying attention to any lessons from their own […]

Ibidun Ighodalo: A Purposeful Life

On 2nd October 2017, I used the metaphor of a cow with wooden leg to illustrate the story of Nigeria in a presentation titled, “A Nation on the Edge: Which Way Nigeria?” at ‘Platform Nigeria’. It is a programme of the Covenant Christian Centre hosted annually by Pastor Poju Oyemade in Lagos. The question I […]

Okonjo-Iweala, WTO and Africa’s Chances

The announcement of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Nigeria’s nominated candidate for the position of the Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) which would now be vacant by September 1, 2020, and not 2021, following the incumbent’s decision to take his exit a year earlier was received with great excitement among Nigerians. This enthusiasm […]

7 Common Gender Myths and Misconception Promoting Gender Inequality Part 2

Contd From the Last Article. If you haven’t read it, click here: http://abovewhispers.com/2020/05/20/7-common-gender-myths-misconception-promoting-gender-inequality/   Myth 5: Sexual harassment is a women’s issue. Inappropriate, discomfiting behaviour can derail careers and drive women away from jobs they love. The widespread outcry against predatory men is a necessary corrective. We need to listen to the brave women who speak […]

The Early Water Of The Stream Is Always Calm

Erelu Bisi reminds me of water – that essential elixir no one can do without. She especially reminds me of the early water of the stream, always calm, cool, and clear. You can tell that her wisdom formed at an early age because of her strong memory bank of the ways of old and the […]

Erelu Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi

It is often difficult for the spouse of many political office holders to transcend their roles when they speak. After all, it is their position (as wife or husband) that puts them behind the microphone in the first place. And when an icon like Erelu Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi is invited to your event two things will […]

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