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LOUD WHISPERS: A Different March 8th

LOUD WHISPERS: A Different March 8th

A few weeks ago, I received a message that an old friend and mentor of mine would be in Nigeria on an official visit, and had requested that I meet with her during her stay in Nigeria and take part in some events with her. When I saw the dates she wanted us to meet […]

The Awesome Time To Be A Woman – Enhancing Growth, Pressing For Progress

The Awesome Time To Be A Woman – Enhancing Growth, Pressing For Progress

There is so much we can do as individuals to effect a positive change in the lives of women and girl children, says Sarah Nyengerai. International Women’s Day (IWD) is a day set aside to honour the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The theme for 2018, #PressforProgress, is a strong call to […]

Preparations Finalized To Mark Women’s Day In Ethiopia – Demitu Hambissa

Preparations Finalized To Mark Women’s Day In Ethiopia – Demitu Hambissa

Preparations have been finalized to mark March 8 at national level with several events, including a discussion on peace that involves over 1,500 participants drawn from all parts of the country, Women and Children Affairs Minister Demitu said. In a press briefing she gave today, Demitu Hambissa stated that the ministry has conducted different public […]

Ghana’s Gender Ministry Launches UN Women’s Day

Ghana’s Gender Ministry Launches UN Women’s Day

The United Nations (UN) International Women’s Day (IWD) 2018 has been launched in Accra. The global theme for the commemoration is “Women Too: Press on to Progress as Game Changers”while the national theme is “Time is now: Rural and Urban activists Transforming Women’s lives”. IWD is aimed towards awareness creation on gender equality, through a […]

Beyond The Rhetoric, Pomp & Pageantry Of International Women’s Day Celebrations In Nigeria

On March 8th 2016 as in previous celebrations marking the International Women’s day(IWD) across the world, gender architectural structures including the various Ministries of Women Affairs & Social Development or Poverty Alleviation,  and its counterparts in the 36 states of the federation  rolled out drums to mark this day amidst pomp and pageantry. Speeches on progress […]