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Her Mother’s Husband

Her Mother’s Husband

Anytime Seyi came to school smiling, I knew her mother and father had got into a fight. Let me explain. Seyi was such a lovely girl with an aura of peace. She was the definition of beauty. Unless she told you, it would be imposible to guess that her house was like World War 3 […]

Today In History: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Today In History: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, emerging data and reports from those on the front lines, have shown that all types of violence against women and girls, particularly domestic violence, has intensified. This is the Shadow Pandemic growing amidst the COVID-19 crisis and we need a global collective effort to stop it. As COVID-19 cases continue […]

Love Doesn’t Punch, So Walk Away!

Love Doesn’t Punch, So Walk Away!

I looked at this man as he walked away from me and felt a great emptiness wash over me. That I was associated with the pain that man had had to live through for the past three years in any way was unacceptable to me. After he walked out of the restaurant, probably back to […]

Invest And Mobilize To End Violence Against Women

Invest And Mobilize To End Violence Against Women

  One in three women around the world experience violence in their lifetime, often in the hands of someone they know, love and trust. Of all women who were victims of homicide globally in 2012, almost half were killed by intimate partners or family members. Violence against women and girls, a gross human rights violation, […]