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Imo Declared Most Hostile, Unsafe State For Women, Children In Nigeria

Imo Declared Most Hostile, Unsafe State For Women, Children In Nigeria

Imo State was, yesterday, tipped as a “hostile and unsafe” state for women and children by Alliances for Africa, AFA, alongside members of the state Committee on Violence Against Women and Children and 12 other organisations. The stand is based on their survey on violence against women in the state, which was unveiled by a […]

Women and Children’s Rights NGO’s Khartoum Office Ransacked

Women and Children’s Rights NGO’s Khartoum Office Ransacked

The Sima Centre for Training and Protection of Women and Children’s Rights has said that its office in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum was raided early on Tuesday. The outer door was broken, and the contents of the office ransacked, but initial inspection suggests nothing was stolen. The centre said in a statement that all […]

‘Set Your Ovaries Free’ – President John Magufuli

‘Set Your Ovaries Free’ – President John Magufuli

Tanzania President John Magufuli has urged the country’s women to “set your ovaries free” and have many more children so the economy can grow, Reuters reports. Magufuli cited China, Nigeria and India’s economy as examples of countries that have over the years gained from having a huge population. “I know that those who like to block […]

Kano, Kebbi, Sokoto Have Highest Cholera ‘Hotspots’ In Nigeria

Kano, Kebbi, Sokoto Have Highest Cholera ‘Hotspots’ In Nigeria

Kano State has the highest number of local government areas classified as highly prone to a cholera outbreak, a new geospatial mapping of cholera hotspots in Nigeria has shown. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), in partnership with eHealthAfrica, had used advance geographic information system (GIS) technologies to map out areas that are prone […]

Women Are Under Represented

Women Are Under Represented

The results of a survey on the representation of women in the media in Cameroon was presented few days ago in Douala, during a workshop organised by an NGO known as Women Peace Initiative. The survey revealed that there were more men than women in the media in Cameroon both in terms of numbers and […]

Eight Killed, Women Kidnapped, Houses Burnt In Boko Haram Attack On IDP Camp

Eight Killed, Women Kidnapped, Houses Burnt In Boko Haram Attack On IDP Camp

The United Nations office in Nigeria on Thursday issued a statement condemning an attack on an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Maiduguri during which at least eight persons were killed and some women abducted by suspected Boko Haram gunmen. The incident which occurred Wednesday night is one of the deadliest attacks on civilians, and […]

Trapped On The Island – These Places Are No Place For People

Trapped On The Island – These Places Are No Place For People

Spring warms our hearts and our bodies. Moria, the refugee camp on Lesvos where I lived when I arrived in Europe, however, is cold and prison-like. The tents did not provide cover from the harsh winter wind or the freezing rain.  Lesvos is a beautiful Greek island, but the camp is hell. I invite all […]

UK Funds Zim National Health Strategy To Support Women And Children

UK Funds Zim National Health Strategy To Support Women And Children

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID has made available $82.1 million to improve sexual, reproductive health and nutrition services for women, adolescents and children in Zimbabwe. Most of this grant will finance health interventions implemented under the Health Development Fund while US$ 2.2 million will be for strengthening Zimbabwe’s capacity to prevent, detect and […]

Organization for Women And Children Prepare Women For 2023 Elections

Organization for Women And Children Prepare Women For 2023 Elections

As part of efforts to ensure increased female participation in politics, a local nongovernmental organization (NGO) Organization for Women and Children (ORWOCH) yesterday held a roundtable discussion with women groups and representative candidates who did not win the October 10 Presidential and Legislative polls. The roundtable discussion held at the organization’s headquarters in Fiamah, Sinkor, […]

UNICEF Commends Military For Release Of 752 Children And Women

UNICEF Commends Military For Release Of 752 Children And Women

 The UNICEF has welcomed the release of 752 women, children and elderly men from Giwa military barracks in Maiduguri, Borno State on Wednesday. UNICEF Nigeria Representative, Ms. Pernille Ironside, in a statement yesterday, said the children are victims of Boko Haram terrorism instead of being held as suspects. Ironside said this is the first important […]

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