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Salvadoran Woman, Freed After 10 Years In Prison On Abortion Charge, Seeks New Footing

Salvadoran Woman, Freed After 10 Years In Prison On Abortion Charge, Seeks New Footing

Sara Rogel, a Salvadoran woman who spent 10 years in prison on charges of violating the South American country’s harsh abortion ban when she terminated her own pregnancy, is trying to get her life back after being released last week. Rogel, who was sentenced to 30 years in prison, was arrested in October 2012 after […]

How Social Entrepreneurs Are Getting Creative In Pandemic

How Social Entrepreneurs Are Getting Creative In Pandemic

As COVID-19 forces businesses worldwide to reinvent themselves, social entrepreneurs are getting creative to help communities hit hard by the pandemic – from a Ugandan medicine-on-wheels service to upcycled face masks made by vulnerable women in Peru. While recessions and falling revenue are affecting ethical businesses too, many such companies are proving particularly adept at […]

Genocide Mastermind Finally In The Dock

Genocide Mastermind Finally In The Dock

The International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals on Wednesday, November 11 started the hearing of the case of Felicien Kabuga, a genocide mastermind who was arrested in France in May. The trial which went underway at the Mechanism’s seat in The Hague, in The Netherlands, started by the Registrar of the court, Abubacarr M. Tambadou […]

Impact of Covid-19 Greater On Women – Ms Pauline Tallen

Impact of Covid-19 Greater On Women – Ms Pauline Tallen

The official said women have been marginalised and not consulted in the process of drafting the Constitution. The coronavirus pandemic has had a more negative impact on women in Nigeria, the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Pauline Tallen, said on Monday. Mrs Tallen, while speaking at the “Women in Governance and Politics Conference […]

Third Female Undergraduate Raped, Murdered In 2 Weeks

Third Female Undergraduate Raped, Murdered In 2 Weeks

The Oyo State Police Command has confirmed that another lady, a student of the Oke Ogun Polytechnic, Saki, Oyo State, Grace Oshiagwu, has been raped and murdered by suspected ritualists in Akinyele Local Government Area of the state. Oshiogwu’s rape and murder on Saturday brought to three the number of ladies who met with the […]

Bandits Attack Katsina Communities, Kill 47

Bandits Attack Katsina Communities, Kill 47

Armed bandits Saturday attacked communities in three local governments of Katsina State, killing 47 persons. The Katsina State Police Command confirmed the early morning attacks and the casualty. The command’s spokesman, Gambo Isah, made this known in a statement made available to journalists on Sunday in Katsina. He said that the bandits carried out the […]

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 […]

Australia Names ‘Rachel Noble’ Intelligence Chief – The First Female Intelligence Chief In The Country

Australia Names  ‘Rachel Noble’ Intelligence Chief – The First Female Intelligence Chief In The Country

Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday appointed a woman to head a major Australian spy agency for the first time. Rachel Noble will become next director-general of the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), which intercepts electronic communications from foreign countries. “Her appointment to this leadership role is a significant step forward for women in the national […]

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