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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 […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Lessons From Hannah

LOUD WHISPERS: Lessons From Hannah

I have an older friend who is from Zimbabwe. I will call her Hannah. She fought in the Zimbabwe liberation war in the 1970s. Then she was a young girl, but she experienced things people thrice her age could not even imagine. When the war was over and Zimbabwe became an independent nation State in […]

Mali: Djeba – My Child Marriage Nightmare

Mali: Djeba – My Child Marriage Nightmare

In her family’s house in a rural village in the municipality of Baroueli, located in the Segou region of Mali, 20-year-old Djeba gives a broad smile as she sits her son on her lap. But behind the smile are memories of pain and trauma. Djeba was a brilliant student who had big ambitions for her […]

Over 250 Marginalised Women in Africa to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Over 250 Marginalised Women in Africa to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

More than 250 marginalised women in Africa will later this year climb Mount Kilimanjaro to advocate women’s rights towards accessing natural resources, an official said on Sunday. Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. The summit on Mount Kilimanjaro is called Uhuru Peak, and stands at […]

VIDEO: Romania’s Generation Of Girls Trafficked Into Europe’s Sex Industry

VIDEO: Romania’s Generation Of Girls Trafficked Into Europe’s Sex Industry

Maya is one of the many Romanian girls lured to work in brothels and massage parlours across Europe in the hope of escaping poverty at home. Often deceived by boyfriends who are little more than pimps, these teenagers are desperate for a better life. Maya is now in a brothel in Switzerland, but her younger […]

Women In Peru Protest Against Rising Tide Of Murder And Sexual Crime

Women In Peru Protest Against Rising Tide Of Murder And Sexual Crime

Women’s rights campaigners will take to the streets of Peru on Saturday to protest against sexual violence, in a move described by the country’s women’s minister as “a cry against impunity”. Organisers estimate that more than 50,000 people could take part in the march in the capital, Lima. Thousands more are expected to participate in […]