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World Remains A ‘Violent, Highly Discriminatory Place’ for Girls

World Remains A ‘Violent, Highly Discriminatory Place’ for Girls

Twenty-five years after the historic Beijing women’s conference in China – a milestone in advancing equal rights – violence against women and girls is not only common but widely accepted, a new UN report revealed. While there have been remarkable gains for girls in education, little headway has been made to help shape a more […]

Sebei Sub-Region Of Uganda Trains Groups To Fight FGM Practice

Sebei Sub-Region Of Uganda Trains Groups To Fight FGM Practice

Community grass-roots groups have been trained in Sebei Sub-region as part of efforts to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The groups, which are composed of 40 members each, were commissioned at the weekend in Kapchorwa Town. They were identified and trained by Uganda Human Rights Commissions (UHRC) to support the ongoing efforts to achieve zero tolerance […]

The Story Corner : Grandma! Haba!!!

The Story Corner : Grandma! Haba!!!

Inside life, o ti di five alive. Inside life oooo…. How can a grandmother almost kill her grandkids just because they took garri to eat from a neighbour before she got back from wherever she went to. This is a real-life story o. The news has been everywhere. This woman in River state flogged her […]

Five Aims For The Anti-Slavery Fight In 2020

Five Aims For The Anti-Slavery Fight In 2020

With a decade for the world to meet a United Nations target of ending modern slavery, experts say anti-slavery efforts must be guided by survivors, supported by law enforcement and kept at the top of the global activism agenda. About 40 million people globally are estimated to be enslaved – in forced labour and forced […]

Nepal Cracks Down On Illegal ‘Menstrual Huts’ After Deaths

Nepal Cracks Down On Illegal ‘Menstrual Huts’ After Deaths

Anyone in Nepal banishing women to “menstrual huts” during their periods will forfeit state benefits as well as face up to three months in jail, according to a government crackdown on the illegal practice unveiled this week after several deaths. Under the centuries-old “chhaupadi” system, superstitious families fearing misfortune send menstruating women and girls – […]

Explainer : Important Things To Know About Ekiti Gender-Based Violence (Prohibition) Law, 2019

Explainer : Important Things To Know About Ekiti Gender-Based Violence (Prohibition) Law, 2019

Last week, a report by Constitutional Rights Awareness and Liberty Initiative adjudged  Ekiti state as the most human rights-friendly state in the western part of Nigeria in commemoration of this year’s International Human Rights Day in Lagos. Ekiti state came first in the western, eastern and southern part of Nigeria. Due to the upward swing […]

Fight Man’s Presumption To Power – Michelle Obama

Fight Man’s Presumption To Power – Michelle Obama

Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama on Thursday urged girls to resist the “imposter syndrome” she had felt on the way up and fight men for power, saying plenty of them didn’t deserve it. On a trip to Asia to promote girls’ education, Obama contrasted her path to the top as a black woman with […]

Freweini Mebrahtu An Ethiopian ‘Hero’ Works to Give Girls Back Their Dignity

Freweini Mebrahtu An Ethiopian ‘Hero’ Works to Give Girls Back Their Dignity

Freweini Mebrahtu remembers when she returned to her home village in northern Ethiopia and saw women squatting over holes in the ground. Without any sanitary pads to use during their menstrual period, they were stuck in this undignified position. “How is that possible? And they were telling me that they don’t even use underwear,” she […]

AW Gist : The Change Agents ( Sexual Violence)

AW Gist : The Change Agents ( Sexual Violence)

This is about picturing the realities in our society. Just before you begin : This is a discussion between three social agents, three women involved in different social innovations who’ve been brought together to discuss the different issues they’ve solved, the different stories they’ve heard and how we all can become good influencers, good change […]

The Rape/ Murdered Women Map In South Africa

The Rape/ Murdered Women Map In South Africa

It has its own currency, passports and a blood-stained map, but this is no ordinary country. Welcome to the Republic of Sexual Abuse, the creation of a group of campaigners in South Africa, where a woman is murdered every three hours. The fictional country is the centrepiece of an exhibition held in a Johannesburg mall […]

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