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AW Gist (The Change Agents): Here We Go Again

AW Gist (The Change Agents): Here We Go Again

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 agents. I hope this stirs a thing up as you […]

Child Labour, Marriages On Rise In Yemen As COVID Spreads-UN agency

Child Labour, Marriages On Rise In Yemen As COVID Spreads-UN agency

The U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday its work in Yemen was near a “potential breaking point” as coronavirus spreads in the war-damaged country, with rising numbers of families resorting to begging, child labour and marrying of children. Around 80 percent of Yemen’s malnourished population relies on humanitarian assistance, making it the world’s biggest humanitarian […]

Murders Targeting Women And Children In Some Parts Of Kenya

Murders Targeting Women And Children In Some Parts Of Kenya

A spate of killings targeting women and children in Nyandarua and Laikipia counties has sent shivers down the spines of residents. The murders follow a similar pattern — they happen past midnight and are executed by assailants who rarely steal anything. In most cases, the victims are hacked to death. The murderous gang usually dig […]

Sudan Makes Female Genital Cutting A Crime In ‘New Era’ For Women’s Rights

Sudan Makes Female Genital Cutting A Crime In ‘New Era’ For Women’s Rights

Sudan has criminalised female genital mutilation (FGM), making it punishable by three years in jail, a move campaigners said ushered in a “new era” for women’s rights in the African nation. Almost nine out of 10 women and girls in predominately Muslim Sudan have undergone FGM, United Nations data show. The procedure usually involves the partial […]

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 […]