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International Women’s Day: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world

International Women’s Day: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world

Women in leadership:Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world Women stand at the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, as health care workers, caregivers, innovators, community organizers and as some of the most exemplary and effective national leaders in combating the pandemic. The crisis has highlighted both the centrality of their contributions and the disproportionate […]

International Women’s Day : I am Generation Equality

International Women’s Day : I am Generation Equality

International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women, who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. The world has made unprecedented advances, but no country has achieved gender equality. Fifty years […]

Women Are Changing The Air Game

Women Are Changing The Air Game

Aviation has been a man’s game for decades — despite women’s significant contributions from the beginning — but now aviation leaders say they want to ensure more leading roles for women. The “boys club” of aviation is a result of many decades of neglect, ignoring or diminishing women’s contributions, creating artificial hurdles and sending mixed-messages […]

The Plight Of Women Is My Priority – Ambassador Clar M. Weah

The Plight Of Women Is My Priority –  Ambassador Clar M. Weah

The First Lady, Ambassador Clar M. Weah, today joined hundreds of women from all walks of life in commemorating March 8, International Women’s Day. Ambassador Weah told the gathering of women that she was pleased to celebrate the day with them and she praised their courage and determination. The First Lady told the gathering that […]

NSE Calls For Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment

NSE Calls For Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment

In celebrating this year International Women’s day, the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has called for gender equality and women empowerment. Speaking at the fourth edition of NSE International Women’s day symposium themed “Press For Progress, the chief executive officer of NSE, Oscar Onyema said that the theme of the symposium is not just another theme […]

A Letter to Dr Kayode Fayemi on International Women’s Day

Dr Kayode J Fayemi The Honourable Minister Mines and Steel Development Federal Republic of Nigeria Abuja   Dear Dr K, In Year 2000, I began work at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) as Programme Officer. I was seven months pregnant but I did not feel inadequate. I had support. I remember two months […]

Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives

Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives

This year, International Women’s Day comes on the heels of unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, equality and justice. This has taken the form of global marches and campaigns, including #MeToo and #TimesUp in the United States of America and their counterparts in other countries, on issues ranging from sexual harassment and femicide to equal […]

#The Time Is Now : International Women’s Day

#The Time Is Now : International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. It is also an opportunity to consider how to accelerate the 2030 Agenda, building momentum for […]

LOUD WHISPERS: March 8th Bandwagon

LOUD WHISPERS: March 8th Bandwagon

When I was working with Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA), an international development organisation for African women based in London (AMwA has since relocated to Uganda), my job entailed developing programs to support African women living in the UK. Whilst the focus of our work was advocacy and influencing policy, we did a fair amount […]

LOUD WHISPERS: ‘A Day Will Come’

LOUD WHISPERS: ‘A Day Will Come’

For a few seconds, Temi thought she was going to pass out. Everything and everyone was a blur. People around her were talking loudly, laughing, exchanging greetings and saying things to her.  Her cousin Maggie was trying to whisper something in her ear. The loudspeakers were blaring and she could barely make out what the […]

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