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LOUD WHISPERS: If Only

LOUD WHISPERS: If Only

  If only Boma had understood how wrong it was for her boyfriend of just one month to yell at her. In public. She had met Sam at a cocktail organised by the chambers where she worked. Sam worked for one of the top banks and he ticked the right boxes – handsome, charming, good […]

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 […]

More Children Wed, Risk Trafficking In Rohingya Camps In Pandemic – U.N.

More Children Wed, Risk Trafficking In Rohingya Camps In Pandemic – U.N.

Child marriage is on the rise in Bangladesh’s Rohingya refugee camps and the risk of human trafficking grows with every day the pandemic shuts youth services, according to a U.N.-led study that was released on Thursday. Bangladesh scaled back activities in the refugee camps in April and mainly focused on providing health and emergency food […]

Botswana Opts To Make Land Owners of Wives With New Law

Botswana Opts To Make Land Owners of Wives With New Law

A wife in Botswana can now own land alongside her husband, President Mokgweetsi Masisi said on Thursday in a boost for women that rights groups called long overdue. Prior to his amendment, the 2015 Land Policy stopped wives from owning land if their husbands already had some. “This amendment will allow women to be independent […]

South Sudanese Fighter For Women’s Voices Honored By U.S. Peace Group

South Sudanese Fighter For Women’s Voices Honored By U.S. Peace Group

South Sudanese activist Rita Lopidia was just a child when shells started falling in her hometown of Juba, forcing her and her family to flee the fighting in the 1990s. Her experience with years of civil war and displacement and her campaign for women’s participation in peace negotiations earned her the inaugural Women Building Peace […]

Women ‘Suffering Under Covid-19’

Women ‘Suffering Under Covid-19’

Women bear the brunt of Covid-19–not so profound a statement in the Kenyan context, where a spike in teen pregnancies has featured regularly in the media since the government closed schools in March in response to the coronavirus outbreak. But then, Kenya is not alone, hence the attention UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes […]

Unpaid Care Work Burden Heavier on Women

Unpaid Care Work Burden Heavier on Women

A study by Oxfam Kenya last February found that a heavy and unequal responsibility of unpaid care and domestic work is borne by women and girls. Oxfam commissioned the Household Care Survey (HCS) between October 2018 and March 2019 through its Women’s Rights Programme. Its objective was to understand how Unpaid Care and Domestic Work […]

Unsafe Abortion Is Hurting Malawi Women

Unsafe Abortion Is Hurting Malawi Women

State House confirmed on Monday that the Termination of Pregnancy Bill will be tabled in the current sitting of Parliament. As expected, voices against this bill are already soaring. For instance, the Malawi Council of Churches, Episcopal Conference of Malawi, Muslim Association of Malawi, Evangelical Association of Malawi and Qadria Muslims Association of Malawi have […]

WHO Supports Government To Curb Gender-Based Violence

WHO Supports Government To Curb Gender-Based Violence

World Health Organization (WHO) Nigeria has ramped up partnerships with the Nigerian government to improve awareness on the health challenges of violence against women and the importance of health sector response to Gender-Based Violence (GBV), particularly in the northeast, where thousands of conflict-displaced persons are receiving humanitarian aid. In 2019, WHO assisted in creating awareness […]

Muhammad Sanusi II Partners 1M Teachers To Improve Access To Quality Education For Women, Girls

Muhammad Sanusi II Partners 1M Teachers To Improve Access To Quality Education For Women, Girls

Former Kano Emir Muhammad Sanusi II has partnered with a Canada-based social enterprise, 1 Million Teachers (1MT) to provide equitable and high impact projects that enhance learning opportunities for the less privileged in the society. HH Muhammad Sanusi who is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of 1M Teachers in Nigeria and the member of […]

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