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‘I was violated by my uncle when I was eight’

Mrs. Florence Ubajekwe is the founder of Women and Children Against Child Sexual Abuse Initiative, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) which helps victims of sexual and domestic violence to speak out. The organisation also directs victims to specialists who can talk to them, to make sure they are able to get justice after being violated. Ubajekwe, […]

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Continuous FGM denies girls, women right to quality education – Tallen

The United Nations defines violence against women as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual, or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life. Gender-Based Violence (GBV) or Violence […]

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Amazons defying odds in male-dominated profession

They are two strong Amazons who have refused to back out in a profession predominantly dominated by men – they are Ibiba Don Pedro and Constance Meju. These women have defied all odds and the challenges associated with the media industry to say “we can”. For more than 30 years both have been in the […]

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GBV: Deaf women are twice likely to be victims – DWAI boss

Violence against women and girls is one of the most prevalent human right violations in the world. It knows no social, economic or national boundaries. Worldwide, an estimated one in three women will experience physical or sexual abuse in her lifetime. Gender-based violence (GBV) undermines the health, dignity, security and autonomy of its victims, yet […]

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Female Bolt Driver: I embraced passion for driving after losing my job

Twenty-eight-year-old Chizobam Okeke is one of the few women breaking barriers in the online transportation platform in the Federal Capital Territory. A 2006 graduate from the Imo State University, she spends each day driving people to their various destinations gleefully, not minding that she is in an informal job. The Imo State epitome of beauty […]

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‘Women suffering abuse should be encouraged to speak out’

In recent times, there have been stories flying around of persons suffering domestic problems and ending up losing their lives as a consequence of the practice which has been at the centre of many untimely deaths and morbidity. This naturally raises the question as to why those who suffer from such abuses adamantly remain in […]

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Women Empowerment: Essential to health, social development – Social media influencer

As always, a woman alone has power; collectively women have impact. Traditionally women have been taught to be competitive with one another, because there was such a scarcity of jobs at the top. But it’s so clear that strategy does not work. The truth is that raising each other up and channeling the power of […]

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Getting justice for victims gives me joy –Ogwu

Mrs. Esther Ogwu is the founder of Esther Child Rights Foundation, a nongovernmental organisation (NGO) located on Abeokuta Expressway, Lagos State. She founded it 12 years ago and its mission is to fight against child sexual violence, physical abuse and domestic violence in Nigeria. During her chat with New Telegraph, Ogwu revealed that her passion […]

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IWD: Nigerian women breaking gender biases in sports (2)

Modele Sarafa-Yusuf (politician) Modele Sarafa-Yusuf was born on May 7, 1966, in Ibadan, Oyo State. She’s another female television personality and has covered many beats. She was the first woman sportscaster on a national TV network in Africa. Sarafa-Yusuf, who has continued to grow in leaps, is today a politician vying for the office of […]

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IWD: Nigerian women breaking gender biases in sports (1)

Nigerian, like the rest of the world, on March 8, 2022, marked the International Women’s Day (IWD), which is earmarked to celebrate the achievements of women, especially those who had dared to shatter the glass ceilings in socioeconomic, political and other areas. This year’s IWD theme was ‘Gender Equality Today For A Sustainable Tomorrow.’ “Without […]

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