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The Equal Education Enquiry On Sexual Harassment – Women Give Confidential Testimonies

The Equal Education Enquiry On Sexual Harassment – Women Give Confidential Testimonies

We are some of the 19 women who submitted our confidential testimonies to the Equal Education enquiry on Sexual Harassment. We read Judge Satchwell’s report with densely felt disappointment. We had hoped, that based on the promises of the new leadership of Equal Education, and the moment we live in today, that this time around […]

The Conversation Should Involve Men : Men Too Should Stop Sexual Harassment

The Conversation Should Involve Men : Men Too Should Stop Sexual Harassment

In a recent blog post, I talked about sexual harassment in the workplace. In it, I mentioned that the issues brought to light by the #MeToo movement – which originated in the entertainment industry – are not new: back in 1953, at the young age of 27, Marilyn Monroe wrote a cover story for MotionPicture and Television […]

Makerere University Enforces Policies To Stop Sexual Harassment

Makerere University Enforces Policies To Stop Sexual Harassment

Uganda’s Makerere University plans to install closed-circuit television cameras around the campus after multiple claims of sexual harassment and assault, allegedly by teachers. Over the past several years, instructors have been accused of luring female students to private meeting so often in closed rooms — to discuss their allegedly low grades. In some cases, the […]

Amy Adrion Address Molestation In HollyWood With New Movie ‘Half The Picture’

Amy Adrion Address Molestation In HollyWood With New Movie ‘Half The Picture’

The director of a film that showcases the personal struggles of successful female directors in male-dominated Hollywood has said she hopes to inspire more women to take up filmmaking at a time of intense concern over gender inequality in the industry. In “Half the Picture”, which has its European premiere at the Sundance Film Festival […]

FG Sets Up Family Courts To Prosecute Child Offenders

FG Sets Up Family Courts To Prosecute Child Offenders

The Federal Government has called on States to set up family courts to try child offenders, prosecuting them in accordance with the child Rights Act of Nigeria. The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Jummai Allhassan made this disclosure on Friday in Abuja in a press briefing and inauguration of the 6th […]

Morgan Freeman Accused Of Sexual Harassment

Morgan Freeman Accused Of Sexual Harassment

Multiple women are accusing Morgan Freeman of sexual misconduct, CNN reported Thursday. Sixteen people — eight of whom say they were victims — described a variety of troubling behaviour on production sets or on promotional tours over Morgan’s career. The cable network quoted a young production assistant who says Morgan harassed her over a period […]

OAU Professor Caught On Leaked Tape Demanding Sex for Marks

OAU Professor Caught On Leaked Tape Demanding Sex for Marks

Obafemi Awolowo University has long been revered as one of the best Universities in Nigeria with many students from the school proud of the heritage and their time there. This does not mean it is not without its scruples and bad eggs. One of such is a Professor from the Department of Accounting, Reverend Akindele […]

The HyperMasculine Culture At Google – Women Speak Up Against The Culture

The HyperMasculine Culture At Google – Women Speak Up Against The Culture

Google’s allegedly hypermasculine internal culture enabled serial sexual harassment of a female engineer, according to a new lawsuit. Loretta Lee, a developer at the search engine between 2008 and 2016, asserts that she was the subject of constant groping, touching and inappropriate conduct. Worse is that Google, intentionally or negligently, allegedly failed to tackle her complaints, which left her […]

‘Black Theme’ At Golden Globes To Intensify That Time’s Up

‘Black Theme’ At Golden Globes To Intensify That Time’s Up

Everyone from Nick Jonas to Meryl Streep was sporting black at Sunday night’s award show as a symbol of protest against sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood. Claire Foy wore a sleek, all-black suit, and Justin Timberlake looked dapper in a silk-trimmed black suit. Other all-black-clad celebrities included Tracee Ellis Ross, Emma Watson, Hugh Jackman, Jessica […]

How To Tell If It’s Sexual Harassment

How To Tell If It’s Sexual Harassment

  As a result, alarm bells have been going off for everyone, from the executive suite to the front lines. And yet, some level of confusion remains: Offenders and targets alike are asking, What exactly constitutes sexual harassment? Targets in particular are struggling to categorize their experiences when those scenarios sound minor compared to those scandals in the […]