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LOUD WHISPERS: Naked Abuse

LOUD WHISPERS: Naked Abuse

The COVID19 crisis has led to a reordering of our lives as we know it, at least for the foreseeable future. Many important events have had to be postponed. One of them is the public presentation of ‘Naked Abuse: Sex for Grades in African Universities’, written by Mr Olusegun Adeniyi, the acclaimed Public Analyst and […]

World Book and Copyright Day: The Book, The Missing Girls And The Change Agenda

World Book and Copyright Day: The Book, The Missing Girls And The Change Agenda

Today, April 23rd, is designated World Book and Copyright Day by the United Nations. On this day, two years ago, Port Harcourt, Nigeria became UNESCO World Book Capital City (WBCC). The WBCC title is a ‘symbolic nomination to a city in recognition of its efforts in promoting books and reading’. The city holds this title […]

Coronavirus Pressures Leading To Global Surge in Domestic Violence

Coronavirus Pressures Leading To Global Surge in Domestic Violence

 The U.N. secretary-general warned Sunday that the increase in social and economic pressures brought on by the coronavirus pandemic has led to a global increase in violence against women and girls. Last week, Antonio Guterres called for a global cease-fire so that the international community could focus all of its attention on stopping the virus and helping those […]

Saudi Women Use Social Media To Recount Harassment

Saudi Women Use Social Media To Recount Harassment

Hundreds of women in Saudi Arabia are taking to social media to share their experiences of sexual harassment in a rare exploration of a taboo topic in the ultra-conservative kingdom. Using the hashtag “Why_I_didn’t_report_it”, women and some men are recounting abuse endured at home or in public which they did not report to authorities fearing […]

Ending FGM In Mali: “The fight Is Hard But noble”

Ending FGM In Mali: “The fight Is Hard But noble”

“You were born yesterday, and you are the one who wants to talk to us about female genital mutilation? This is what parents say when we try to talk to them about it,” says 25-year-old Coulibaly who is youth activist working with Plan International to end the practice of FGM in his community in Mali. […]

The Story Corner : TikTok Craze

The Story Corner : TikTok Craze

Our people are boredddddddddddddddddddd…   This lockdown is causing a lot of hullabaloo on social media. The lockdown is literarily killing people. People are getting frustrated at home especially for us Nigerians who battle with electricity. lol. A lot of our stars have been going live on a daily basis. They are bored to stupor […]

In Italy, Support Groups Fear Lockdown Is Silencing Domestic Abuse Victims

In Italy, Support Groups Fear Lockdown Is Silencing Domestic Abuse Victims

Italy has seen a sharp fall in official reports of domestic violence as it approaches a month under coronavirus lockdown, raising concern among some support groups that forced confinement is leaving victims struggling to seek help. Citing official data, a parliamentary committee into violence against women said last week that reports to police of domestic […]

Stranded European Tourists Flown Home From Namibia

Stranded European Tourists Flown Home From Namibia

The Lufthansa group this week operated six repatriation flights to Windhoek to accommodate more than 1 500 stranded tourists from Germany and Europe who wanted to return home. The group’s general manager for southern Africa, Andre Schulz, announced this yesterday. “This week Lufthansa is operating 6 repatriation flights to Windhoek in order to fly more […]

Nigeria Records New Deaths, 20 More Coronavirus Cases

Nigeria Records New Deaths, 20 More Coronavirus Cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Saturday corrected the figures of confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 210 to 209. The public health agency said there was an error in the number cases reported on Friday, as 26 cases were reported instead of 25. Meanwhile, two more people have died of COVID-19 in Nigeria, bringing […]

One In Four Women Is Not Free To Say No To Sex – U.N. Research

One In Four Women Is Not Free To Say No To Sex – U.N. Research

Only about half the world’s women can make their own decisions on sexual consent and health care, the United Nations said on Wednesday, warning such limited rights stand in the way of gender equality. One in four women were not free to say no to sex, and a higher proportion were unable to make their […]

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