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Child Marriage Violates Girls’ Rights

Child Marriage Violates Girls’ Rights

Child marriage remains prevalent in Nigeria because the federal and state governments have not adequately enforced laws to prevent it, Human Rights Watch said today. Nigeria’s rates of child marriage are some of the highest on the African continent. Although the federal Child Rights Act (CRA, 2003) prohibits marriage below age 18, the Nigerian constitution contains provisions […]

My Marriage;Their Wedding : African Mothers Palava

My Marriage;Their Wedding : African Mothers Palava

Every time I think about the drama mothers attach to weddings, I wonder if it is theirs or their children’s. Finally, they are selling aso Ebi and giving out invitations not just the ones on the receiving end, I laugh in Chinese. Being a very private person, I have always fantasized about having a wedding […]

We Are the Generation That Can End Child Marriage

We Are the Generation That Can End Child Marriage

From resisting violence against women and girls to advocating for climate action, to asserting the rights of a girl and a woman to decide what happens to her body–the unrelenting power of today’s girls and young women to stand up for their rights and harness technology to project the future they want is evident. But […]

6 Ways to Help Your Relationship Survive During Quarantine

6 Ways to Help Your Relationship Survive During Quarantine

I’m officially in the fourth week of social distancing in a tiny Manhattan apartment with my boyfriend of almost two years, and it feels like the world’s longest sleepover in the twilight zone. Coronavirus has taken its toll across the United States, hitting our state of New York the hardest, and it’s safe to say […]

Living In Africa As A Woman

Living In Africa As A Woman

“See, mummy don’t stress me o! I’ve already had an annoying day, don’t come and add to my problems! I would get married when I get married.” Wunmi said to her mother as she hung up the call and dropped the phone on her table with a long hiss. ” I can’t believe I called […]

How To Speak To Your Spouse to Strengthen Your Marriage

How To Speak To Your Spouse to Strengthen Your Marriage

Joe, a married father of two, came to me for therapy because he was feeling stressed, and pressure at work was a big factor. He was the sole breadwinner in his family and acknowledged that he tended to be irritable when he got home, even though he admired his wife Carole’s warm and loving nature. […]

Women And Name Change After Marriage

Women And Name Change After Marriage

One of my friends got married a week ago and I was surprised to see her update on all social media platforms the next day that she would want to be addressed as ‘Mrs Husband’s Surname’ henceforth. This actually got me thinking, what is the fuss about a woman changing her last name to that […]

Price Of Marriage Pushes Land Out Of Reach In Sri Lanka

Price Of Marriage Pushes Land Out Of Reach In Sri Lanka

It was another day of agony for Rizeena, as she waited with her family at their home in eastern Sri Lanka to meet yet another potential husband for her sister – the 46th time they have tried to find someone to marry her in the past decade. Most of these meetings last only a few […]

Marriage Is Not The End

Marriage Is Not The End

This one is for my about-to-wed or already married ladies. Please try to pay attention to every word and line. To the main question; Is marriage the end? Is it the end of your life and even your dreams? I’m sure while growing up, you had a lot of people who asked you what you […]

AW Gist (The Change Agents) : Face Your Marriage Sir

AW Gist (The Change Agents) : Face Your Marriage Sir

Just before you begin: This is a discussion between three social agents, three women involved in different social innovations who’ve been brought together to discuss the different issues they’ve solved, the different stories they’ve heard and how we all can become good influencers, good change agents. I hope this stirs a thing up as you […]

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