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We Are Human And Want To Have Sex Too, Disabled Women say

We Are Human And Want To Have Sex Too, Disabled Women say

Disabled women around the world are being denied basic health services from family planning advice to pap smears because they are seen as asexual, disability rights campaigners said on Thursday. Women with disabilities are often ignored, shunned or mocked when seeking help from medical practitioners or even friends or family, victims said on the sidelines […]

Women Detainees Released, Flogging Verdicts Quashed In Sudan

Women Detainees Released, Flogging Verdicts Quashed In Sudan

 On Tuesday, the Omdurman Women’s Prison in Sudan released a large number of young women who were held during demonstrations over the past weeks. Large crowds in front of the prison chanted slogans condemning the recently imposed State of Emergency and calling for the overthrow of the government. On the same day, the Court of […]

Gender Equality Is A Discussion For Everyone

Gender Equality Is A Discussion For Everyone

The international community agreed on the global Goal of achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment by 2030. But we can’t reach it – not even by 2050 – until we talk to each other, rather than past each other. If we are serious about empowering women and girls, we have to bridge the huge chasm […]

The Long Walk To Eliminating Female Genital Mutilation

The Long Walk To Eliminating Female Genital Mutilation

This year, much like 2017 and the years and years before then, is not proving to have started out as a particularly great year for women. I will talk about two things this week, the first being our consistent battle with modernity. Just call us Okonkwo. Already we have misguided traditionalism taking the place of […]

Good Men Should Not Be Quiet Spectators

Good Men Should Not Be Quiet Spectators

The pain and anger of more than a million people who tweeted #MeToo in the last week has crowded social media with personal stories of sexual harassment or assault. This virtual march of solidarity marks both the urgency of finding a shared voice and the hidden scale of assault that did not previously have a […]

ECOWAS Court Awards N18 Million Against Nigeria In Rights Suit

ECOWAS Court Awards N18 Million Against Nigeria In Rights Suit

 The Community Court of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has imposed a N18 million fine against the Federal Government in judgment of a case of violation of the fundamental human rights of one Dorothy Njemanze and two other Nigerians. The judgment, read by Justice Friday Chijioke Nwoke of the three-man panel, after […]

Livingstonia Synod Fights Gender-Based Violence In Mzimba

Livingstonia Synod Fights Gender-Based Violence In Mzimba

CCAP Synod of Livingstonia-Health Department said it is now time for religious institutions to open up and speak out on issues that were previously hidden because of different beliefs. The synod is implementing a project in Mzimba which specifically tackles issues on gender-based violence and sexual reproductive health among others, as a step to break […]

Women And The Human Rights Struggle

Women And The Human Rights Struggle

Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. Systematic violations of women’s rights indicate that human rights all too often fail to deliver on their stated moral objectives This question will disturb many women’s rights activists as human rights appear to provide a compelling moral authority […]

Increasing Rate Of Trafficking Calls For An Address

Increasing Rate Of Trafficking Calls For An Address

As part of measures to address the increasing cases of abuse against women, the Media Initiative Against Human Trafficking and Women Rights Abuse (MIAHWRA) has held its maiden edition of Every Woman Listen, a monthly broadcast hangout of professionals tackling human rights and women abuse issues. Discussants on the maiden panel included Mrs. Teena Obong, […]

World Intellectual Property Day : The History

World Intellectual Property Day : The History

World Intellectual Property Day is observed annually on 26 April.[1] The event was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000 to “raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life” and “to celebrate creativity, and the contribution made by creators and innovators to the development of societies across […]

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