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War Against Female Genital Mutilation Needs More Action

War Against Female Genital Mutilation Needs More Action

The federal government has been called upon to as a matter of urgency, increase its campaign against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and set a baseline target for the number of girls that will be cut by the year 2030 This is even as Preston Development Foundation, a non-governmental organisation has accused the government of not […]

Nchemba Warns NGOs Against Campaigning For Pregnant School Girls

Nchemba Warns NGOs Against Campaigning For Pregnant School Girls

 The Minister for Home Affairs, Mr Mwigulu Nchemba, has warned Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) against campaigning for the rights of children that any student, who is made pregnant should return to school. The minister has wanted such NGOs to immediately stop that campaign, threatening to deregister them if they continued with the campaign. The Cabinet minister […]

NGO Disburses N70 Million To 2,050 Women In North East

NGO Disburses N70 Million To 2,050 Women In North East

A non-governmental organizations, Civil Society Coalition for the Eradication of Poverty (CISCOPE) in partnership with OXFAM has disbursed N70 million to 2,050 households in Adamawa, Borno ad Yobe states. Peter Egwudah, the programme manager of CISCOPE who spoke on Friday in Michika during the monetary distribution, lamented the neglect of millions of internally displaced persons […]

Bauchi NGO Decries Inadequacy OF Female Teachers In Rural Areas

Bauchi NGO Decries Inadequacy OF Female Teachers In Rural Areas

The Bauchi High Level Women Advocates (HILWA) has observed with concern the inadequate number of female teachers in schools especially in rural areas in Bauchi State, saying it was hindering the education of the girl child in the state. Chairperson of HILWA, Hon. Maryam Bagel stated this during a commemoration of the International Day of […]

Northern Ghana Stinks In Poverty Despite NGOs Presence

Northern Ghana Stinks In Poverty Despite NGOs Presence

Ghana’s northern region is known for the concentration of NGOs located there. But despite this strong presence of aid organizations, the region continues to be plagued with endemic poverty. All the NGOs that come to northern Ghana, come with one perceived mission. To serve the people and help them fight poverty. But despite this, poverty […]

EU Supports Training In Child Protection To Curb FGM Cases

EU Supports Training In Child Protection To Curb FGM Cases

 Members of child protection teams are undergoing special training aimed at strengthening child protection measures in Tarime District, Mara Region. The 10- days training sponsored by the European Union (EU) has been organized by Plan International in-collaboration with Children’s Dignity Forum (CDF), a local NGO leading on-going campaigns designed to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM) […]

Unicef, Gender-Based Community Lauds Release of Chibok Girls

Unicef, Gender-Based Community Lauds Release of Chibok Girls

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday welcomed the release of 21 Chibok girls on Oct. 13, hoping it can be a signal that more of the girls would be released. The Chief of Communication, UNICEF, Ms Doune Porter, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. “We […]

NGO To Screen 200,000 Women For Cancer

NGO To Screen 200,000 Women For Cancer

 A non-profit body, Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO), is to screen 200,000 women under its flagship community campaign for cancer control project known as the C4-Project with a view to raising awareness on early detection and prevention of the scourge.0 The Executive Director, Sabina Idowu-Osehobo, who spoke at a performance review of the organisation’s Media […]

Network Aims to Promote African Women as ‘Gamechangers’

Network Aims to Promote African Women as ‘Gamechangers’

Woman journalists across Africa are being invited to join a network which aims to achieve better coverage of initiatives led by women and children and of the issues that affect them. The “Women in Media Network” is the brainchild of the civil society trust formed by Graça Machel, the advocate for women’s and children’s rights, […]

Violence Against Women And Girls In Nigeria: The Role Of Women’sAID Collective (WACOL) In Supporting Women And Girls

Violence against women and girls is the most surreptitious form of violation of human rights of women and constitutes an invasion of women’s lives in public and private spaces. Hence, there is no safe place for women to thrive in dignity and enjoy their human rights to live a life free from violence. Violence against […]

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