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LOUD WHISPERS: Ownership

LOUD WHISPERS: Ownership

From November 25th-December 10th there was the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence (GBV) Campaign. During this period, there are activities around the world to draw attention to the need to eradicate gender violence, ranging from marches to seminars and engagements with policy makers. What started out as an idea put forward […]

Ghanaians Question President’s Promise of New Hospitals

Ghanaians Question President’s Promise of New Hospitals

  Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has promised to build more than 90 new hospitals as the coronovirus highlights the country’s medical inequalities. Many question his ability to deliver on the pledge. Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo has promised to build 94 new hospitals within a year. Speaking in a televised address on Sunday, Akufo-Addo said the […]

Kenya: Teenage Pregnancy Driving 10,000 Girls Out of School Annually

Kenya: Teenage Pregnancy Driving 10,000 Girls Out of School Annually

Cases of teenage pregnancy in the country have remained unchanged with as many as 10,000 girls dropping out of school every year. The latest Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS) 2014 paints a gloomy picture of teenage pregnancy and motherhood situation in Kenya. It shows that one in every 5 teenage girls between the ages […]

Coronavirus – Lagos Isolates 4 Children, 2 Others

Coronavirus – Lagos Isolates 4 Children, 2 Others

Six persons including four children are currently quarantined in Lagos State for pandemic Coronavirus (Covid-2019). The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi said that four siblings, a person who flew into the country from United Kingdom and a teacher have been isolated to prevent then from infecting others with the disease. Mr Akinyomi stated […]

Again Many Male Senators Resist Inclusion of Gender Equality in Nigerian Constitution

Again Many Male Senators Resist Inclusion of Gender Equality in Nigerian Constitution

The Nigerian lawmaker have again resisted the inclusion of gender parity in the constitution by voting to oppose it on Tuesday. Similarly, the eighth Senate in 2017 also rejected a bill that sought 35 per cent affirmative action for women as ministers.   The voting was also done by a voice vote, thus making it […]

What Happens When We Protest – #MeToo in Northern Nigeria

What Happens When We Protest – #MeToo in Northern Nigeria

Last November, I went to the police headquarters in Niger state to seek approval for a protest. The rally for which I hoped to get formal permission and security was against sexual and gender-based violence. It had been convened by social development worker Fakhrriyyah Hashim and coordinated by writer Hassana Maina who, a few months […]

Petition to Protest COZA Trustees To Take Action Regarding Multiple Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct Against Pst Biodun Fatoyinbo

Petition to Protest COZA Trustees To Take Action Regarding Multiple Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct Against Pst Biodun Fatoyinbo

Background & Explanation Reports of accusation of sexual misconduct against the Snr. Pst of COZA has been agog social media in a while. First with Ms. Ese Walters in 2013. Most recently with Mrs. Busola Dakolo in a video interview on YTV . Accusations of sexual violence like rape by matured women should not be […]

EKITI 1st Lady, Erelu Bisi Fayemi & Her Style

EKITI 1st Lady, Erelu Bisi Fayemi & Her Style

Ekiti 1st lady, Erelu Bisi Fayemi is a good example of a woman who has been able to combine Brains with Beauty. She is an intellectual who has had a brilliant academic career both in Nigeria and abroad. And up till now, she is still in hot demand all over the world. Truth be told […]

Feminism, Radical Feminism and Gender Equality

Feminism, Radical Feminism and Gender Equality

  This article is a response to an article published in The New Times, April 25, 2019. It seeks to make clarifications to some of the issues made in the previous piece. As Rwandan feminists, we appreciate the momentum of increased awareness, consciousness and openness by Rwandan society to discuss feminism. We see the previous […]

Boeing Says It Has Corrected Simulator Software of 737 MAX Jets

Boeing Says It Has Corrected Simulator Software of 737 MAX Jets

Boeing Co has made corrections to simulator software that mimics the flying experience of its 737 MAX jets, which were involved in two fatal crashes, and the company has provided additional information to device operators, a spokesman said on Friday. The spokesman, Gordon Johndroe, said the changes will ensure that the simulator experience is representative […]

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