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LOUD WHISPERS: Efuru@50 And Flora Nwapa’s Feminist Legacy

LOUD WHISPERS: Efuru@50 And Flora Nwapa’s Feminist Legacy

Let me apologise in advance to anyone reading this, who has not read Flora Nwapa’s book Efuru, or any of her other books. My challenge to you is, after reading this, please look for a copy of Efuru. It is one of the greatest books ever written by an African woman, and it heralded a […]

7 Small Steps Women Can Take To Make Their Voices Heard At Work

7 Small Steps Women Can Take To Make Their Voices Heard At Work

There are overt forms of sexism in the workplace that most women can easily see and name: unequal pay for equal work, a boss who tries to sleep with you, a dress code that forces you into heels and tight dresses while the men can wear suits. But subtle sexism, or as author Jessica Valenti once […]

How Hungary And Poland Have Silenced Women And Stifled Human Rights

How Hungary And Poland Have Silenced Women And Stifled Human Rights

In the women’s movement in Central Europe, there are few moments to celebrate. Polish women successfully preventing a total ban on abortion from coming into law recently was one of them. While we may praise the success of Polish women’s “black protest“ – where women across the country went on strike and dressed in black […]

Empowering Women Farmers Of Rwanda Through Mobile Technology

Empowering Women Farmers Of Rwanda Through Mobile Technology

Farmers in Rwanda now know the exact size of their land, can better forecast production and access markets through digital, mobile-enabled platform supported by UN Women and World Food Programme. What’s more, the programme is bridging gender equality gaps in agriculture and ensuring women’s equal participation in the value chain. In Gasovu, Muhanga District, a […]

Maasai Women Of Tanzania Take Charge Of Their Own Lives And Livelihood

Maasai Women Of Tanzania Take Charge Of Their Own Lives And Livelihood

The Maasai in northern Tanzania have the highest rates of child marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM), illiteracy and poverty among women in the country.  With literacy, entrepreneurship skills and trainings on land rights, women have acquired land for the first time and set up cross-border trade. Villages at the foothills of Mt. Longido, one hour […]

Nigeria’s President Buhari Owes an Apology

Nigeria’s President Buhari Owes an Apology

  As the issue of sexual harassment takes center stage in the US presidential election, many Africans were deeply shocked over sexist and offensive remarks today by one of Africa’s few democratically elected presidents. Rather unusually for a politician’s spouse,Nigeria’s first lady, Aisha Buhari, publicly criticized her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari, and warned that she […]

African Women Scale Heights in Land Rights Protest

African Women Scale Heights in Land Rights Protest

Rojaina and her children used to live in a brick house in a small village in rural Malawi. After a coal mine started operating nearby, she was told to leave her house as the land was needed for mining. Rojaina and her children were given little money to build a new home and she received […]

Regroup, Reboot, Remove The Mask

Regroup, Reboot, Remove The Mask

Keynote Address delivered by Mrs Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi, Founder, AboveWhispers, at the SHE Forum Africa 2016 Nigerian Women: Endangered? At war? 53% of Nigeria’s 1.9m internally displaced population are women 60% + of Nigerian women live in rural areas with minimal access to safe water, electricity and access to healthcare 60-80% women in the agricultural labour […]

Gender Equality Bill Scales Second Reading

Gender Equality Bill Scales Second Reading

A bill seeking gender equality has passed second reading at the senate. Senator representing Ekiti south‎, Abiodun Olujimi, reintroduced the bill after it was rejected in October 2015, when some members opposed it‎ on the grounds that it was in conflict with their religious and cultural beliefs. Speaking on the bill on Thursday, Olujimi explained […]

Women Walk Alone To Reclaim India’s Streets From Fear And Harassment

Women Walk Alone To Reclaim India’s Streets From Fear And Harassment

fter a long and tiring day, Neha Khandelwal, 26, fell asleep on the bus in Delhi on her way home. She woke up, startled, when she felt someone grab her breasts. Drowsy and not completely alert, it took her a minute to gauge what had happened. The man sitting next to her on the bus […]