In search of independent women for dating

Dating is one of life’s rituals where high and low are rather the rule and not the exception and with the recent economic meltdown, young bachelors are no longer in search of liability in disguise as relationships. Women with financial independence have become hot cake and are in desperate search in the dating arena, Annette Amadi writes   Young men are now on the prowl for financially stable women to bear children for them. Unlike in the past when men didn’t mind about the status of the ladies, they are…

Read More

Six facts about UK’s new Children’s Minister

She was born in Wimbledon, grew up in Nigeria, where she experienced “living without electricity and doing my homework by candlelight”, and briefly lived in the United States. She made the UK her home at the age of 16, doing her A levels part time at an FE college in London and working part-time at McDonalds to help support herself. •Ms Badenoch was an engineering apprentice before studying the subject at the University of Sussex, and is a member of the British Computer Society and the Women’s Engineering Society. She…

Read More

Over 150,000 Nigerian women suffer from VVF annually – MOH

The National Programme Coordinator, Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF), Federal Ministry of Health, Mrs. Ogunmayiwa Peters, has called for more funding to address the high rising cases of VVF related issues in the country saying that one hundred and fifty thousand women suffers from VVF annually. She made the call in an interview with newsmen at the end of a one month training of Doctors and Nurses on VVF surgery and management sponsored by the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) in collaboration with the Canadian government and the federal…

Read More

Study reveals many women feel they were ‘mistreated’ during childbirth

Inever realized how sacred the childbirth story was for moms until I had a story of my own. In the days after coming home from the hospital, I was so deeply affected by mine — not to mention, trying to level out from the hormonal zaps and panic attacks my body was processing — that in order to understand the pieces of the birth story, I had to do it outside of the house, in the day time, at a park. I vividly remember sitting down with my mom on…

Read More

‘Girls Not Brides’ appoints new CEO to lead global fight against child marriage

Girls Not Brides: An international global partnership on ‘End Child Marriage today’, has announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Dr. Faith Mwangi-Powell as announced will join the secretariat in London by September 2019 following the departure of the non-governmental organisation former Executive Director, Lakshmi Sundaram earlier this year. As a champion of gender equality, womens’ and girls’ rights,  Dr. Mwangi-Powell has a wealth of experience in the development sector, in movement building, and in strategic and organisational leadership.  Dr. Mwangi-Powell joins the organisation from Nairobi, Kenya,…

Read More

Speak up on rape… Akeredolu challenges women

Nigeria ranks the 8th worst country in the world on child abuse, sexual assault. Wife of the Ondo State Governor, Mrs. Betty Anyawun-Akeredolu has advised victims of rape in the country to speak up in order to enable the law enforcement agencies to prosecute the offenders. Mrs. Akeredolu in a statement titled “Broken voices: A call to Action to end Rape in Nigeria” said the refusal of rape victims made it difficult to prosecute offenders and make the crime to continue unabated. Pointedly, Mrs. Akeredolu said, “Even with the best…

Read More

Be innovative to be relevant, activists challenge womenfolk

In order to become politically relevant in the nation’s polity and in the scheme of things, a University lecturer, Prof Helen Olayinka Ogunsuyi and a Woman right advocate, Chief Olamide Falana have challenged womenfolk to be innovative. Ogunsuyi and Falana who spoke at this years’ celebration of International Women’s Day Conference held in Akure, the Ondo State capital said women cannot continue to do the same thing traditional things expected of women and expect different results in the society. Speaking on the theme: ‘Balance for Better’’ and facilitated by a…

Read More

We’re branded ‘prostitutes’ for contesting 2019 elections – Female politicians

Women Candidates in the last elections in Bauchi state have lamented that they are branded as “prostitutes” for participating in the 2019 politics. This was dsiclosed by a cross section of women who spoke at a Women Candidates Dialogue Forum, organized by the Young Leaders Network (YLN) which held in Bauchi lsaying it is discouraging women from engaging in politics. The Young Leadership Forum brought women from different political parties to assess the challenges they faced during the last general elections and seek for ways to address them. Contributing during…

Read More

No development without female participation – Mrs Fayemi

First Lady of Ekiti State, Erelu Bisi Fayemi has said no country can achieve development goals without the active and full participation of its female folks. She spoke in Abuja on Monday while moderating a panel discussion on, “The Transformation Women Want :Galvanising for a Common Agenda”, at the launch of the African Women Leaders Network (AWLN). According to Mrs Fayemi, “If there is any country in the world that is expecting to achieve all the development goals without the full and equal participation of women such a country is…

Read More

Women suffer violence in their families too – UN Report

UN

Families can be places of love, care, and fulfillment but, too often, they are also spaces where women’s and girls’ rights are violated, their voices are stifled, and where gender inequality prevails.” A flagship report by the UN Women “Progress of the world’s women 2019–2020: Families in a changing world evaluates the reality of families today in the context of sweeping economic, demographic, political, and social transformation. The report features global, regional, and national data. It also analyses key issues such as family laws, employment, and unpaid care work, violence…

Read More