APPROXIMATELY two-thirds of men, women, boys and girls in countries where female genital mutilation is common say they want the practice to …
- The 2014 Women Advancement Forum holds in The Gambia. Olufunso Amosun, first lady of Ogun State, Nigeria, will be among the first lady participants at the event OLUFUNSO Amosun, first lady of Ogun State, Nigeria, will join other first ladies...
Participants at a forum for women in Lagos advocate a change in laws and practices that encourage discrimination against women |  By Maureen Chigbo  |  Jun. 3, 2013 @ 01:00 GMT THE importance of women’s leadership in Africa’s economic growth was...
NWANNEKA Okolo, a lawyer and founder of Lift Saxum, a capacity building and skills development NGO in the South East, has been nominated a …
GOVERNOR Akinwumi Ambode has supported the call by his wife and founder of Hope for Women in Nigeria Initiative, HOFOWEM, Bolanle …
A United kingdom sponsored study on Nigeria reports that women’s economic situation is growing worse because of governments’ failure to marry theoretical policies with practical implementation |  By Maureen Chigbo  |  Nov. 19, 2012 @ 01:00 GMT “THE CHALLENGE: Nigeria’s 80.2...
The Economic Community of West African States has been commended for its gender policy to improve the lots of women and the girl-child
A crowded antenatal clinic

Unattainable Goals

Nigerian women are still struggling to make the Millennium Development Goals, MDG, work for them |  By Ishaya Ibrahim  |  Jan. 28, 2013 @ 01:00 GMT WITH two years to the 2015 deadline, countries that are signatory to the millennium development...
Chimamanda Adichie, Paulo Coelho, Christina Lamb and Nuruddin Farah join writers around the world to pen ‘Tiny Stories’ highlighting the world …
AS Nigeria joins countries around the world to celebrate International Day of the Girl …
Joe Okei-Odumakin

Still a Long Way Off

Nigeria is not doing enough in the implementation of the United Nations, Beijing Conference resolution on affirmative action on Women |  By Augustine Adah  |  Feb. 11, 2013 @ 01:00 GMT BARELY 18 years after the United Nations Beijing conference on...
Poor conditions of Giwa Barracks detention centre, Maiduguri, Borno State, which claimed lives of 149 people, including 11 children and four babies prompts Amnesty International to urge President Muhammadu Buhari to close down the place …
NO fewer than 1,500 people in Fakai Local Government Area of Kebbi State have benefitted from the N15 million cash assistance …
HUNDREDS of thousands of Nigerians could starve to death in the famine-threatened northeast due to lack
GLORIA Laraba Shoda, national president of the Nigeria Society for Women Society, NCWS, the umbrella society of women organisations in Nigeria, …
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