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Women’s Meaningful Participation in Peace – Where Are The Barriers And What Can Be Done?

Building and sustaining peace needs women’s voice and leadership. When women are included in peace processes, peace agreements are more likely to last for 15 years or more. Yet, just two years shy of the 20th anniversary of the UN Security Council resolution 1325, which placed women’s meaningful participation at the heart of peacebuilding, conflict […]

The Many Sufferings Of A Firstborn

The Many Sufferings Of A Firstborn

Before his/her arrival, most couple are in high expectations, with any little delay in getting pregnant raising anxiety. At the sight of the protruding belly, friends, families, relatives and colleagues are happy. After 9 months when the bundle of joy finally gets here the joy of everyone related to the couple will be full as […]

MAKING IT BETTER : The Psychology Behind Women Blaming And Shaming Other Women

MAKING IT BETTER : The Psychology Behind Women Blaming And Shaming Other Women

‘Woman’s lip bitten off by the girlfriend of the man who gave her a free ride’; that was the headline to a recent story in one of the dailies. It immediately made me think of the numerous stories in the papers, on the radio, on TV reality shows, real life crime stories and one of […]

MAKING IT BETTER: Prioritising Your Mental Health in 2019

I am focussing on mental health in a direct way at this time for a few reasons. As we enter into the New year and a more manic period with the impending presidential elections, there are already signs that it will not be without some casualties, which will cover a wide spectrum. In addition to […]

Financial Literacy Is Key

Financial Literacy Is Key

Get Financially Literate As Fast As You Can! I talk to a lot of people and each time we try to dissect the reason for their financial issues, they are quick to attribute it to a spiritual attack.  I am not too surprised, because many years ago, I concluded I had some spiritual problems regarding […]

‘Guilty until proven innocent in Nigeria’

A few years ago, the Nigerian police paraded a gang of male armed robbers headed by a woman in front of journalists, and photos of these seven alleged criminals who had terrorised a part of Lagos were published. I was shocked to identify the petite, light-skinned woman allegedly leading this deadly gang as a former […]

MAKING IT BETTER: How Have You Made Someone Feel Today?

Or maybe the question could be how did you make someone feel yesterday? Whichever way you ask it the question is something we should ask ourselves every day.  As we come to the end of the year, that on one level appears to have gone very quickly but on the other hand has been packed […]

25 Things You Should Do To Make Your 2018 Christmas Memorable!

25 Things You Should Do To Make Your 2018 Christmas Memorable!

It’s less than a week to 2018 Christmas! The Christmas period is usually a time of so much joy and celebrations. It’s that season of the year everyone looks forward to. However, more often than not; it’s also time when people are stressed the most financially; for obvious reasons. There are expectations from family, friends, […]

Women Making It Better For Others…Thandiwrap!

On my daily travels I come across so many men and women making incredible contributions to the well being and lives of others. Sometimes what they do is not recognised or validated because it doesn’t come with much fanfare. In these times of grandiosity, modesty is often ignored; even jeered at and other forms of […]

Be Careful Of Get-Rich-Quick Schemes!

Be Careful Of Get-Rich-Quick Schemes!

About 13 years ago, a friend excitedly told me about an Investment opportunity that would triple my money within a few weeks. He said he had seen some people who invested their funds in that scheme and had collected about 4 times of what they put there and that he was going to put in […]