Tackling SGBV through gender responsive budgeting

September 18, 2020 ENE OSANG 0

The lack of adequate resources in terms of budgetary allocation has been named as one of the major reasons why Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) has persisted amidst all efforts to bring the menace to a stop in Nigeria. ENE OSHABA writes Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) has been a lingering problem in Nigeria for many years now, Read More

FG lists Nasarawa for out-of-school women project

September 17, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Nasarawa state Governor Abdullahi Sule has said the state would benefit from a Universal Basic Education project of the federal government for out-of-school women. Sule stated this when he received in audience wives of legislators of Nasarawa state House of Assembly, under the auspices of legislators’ wives association(LEWA) in Lafia, the state He said that the project would enable the Read More

Law enforcement agencies urged to eradicate sexual, gender- based violence against women

September 16, 2020 David Agba 0

Law enforcement agencies in Sokoto state have been urged to commit to redouble their efforts towards eradicating sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) violence against women and girls (VAWG), harmful practices (HP) and the promotion of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for women and girls. This was part of the communiqué issued at the end of the capacity Read More

Govt should make education free, compulsory

September 11, 2020 ENE OSANG 0

Rev. Sr. Ngozi Frances Uti, a Reverend Sister, a Catholic nun of the congregation of the Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus (HHCJ), the first indigenous congregation of women religious in Nigeria, is a founding member of Center for Women Studies and Intervention (CWSI) and the executive Director. In this interview with ENE OSHABA, she discusses women empowerment, gender equality, Read More

Women, children suffered more, IDPs recount lockdown ordeal

September 4, 2020 ENE OSANG 0

The outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in Nigeria brought unexpected misery and hardship to citizens, especially those who were already being deprived of many social amenities that make living more meaningful. In this report ENE OSANG captures the experience of some Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri in Borno state went through at the peck of the pandemic. Nigeria like Read More

African women lawyers launch campaign against rape

August 23, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) of women lawyers has kick-started the ‘Unite Against Rape’ campaign with the aim to put an end to violence against women in Nigeria. The organisation, the African Women Lawyers Association (AWLA), in a press statement on Saturday in Asaba, Delta state, said the campaign was designed to raise public awareness and advocacy to prevent and eradicate Read More

‘What a man can do, a woman can also do’

August 22, 2020 Ene Osang 0

The popular saying, ‘what a man can do, a woman can do better’ has played out with a pregnant female carpenter who against all odds took up roofing job to ensure her kids are well -catered for. ENE OSANG writes. Carpentry is not a skill any woman would venture into, like we see female artisans in other vocations, but 30-year Read More

Waje: How pregnancy sent me packing from church choir

August 15, 2020 Editor 0

Popular Nigerian singer, Aituaje Iruobe, popularly known as Waje has revealed that she was banned from church after she got pregnant at an early age. Waje, who is a mother of one, in an Instagram Live chat with gospel rapper, Bouqui, said she loved the father of her child at the time and that sex was the only way she Read More

I’m committed to better life for women, children – Odey

August 7, 2020 ENE OSANG 1

Henrietta Odey is a certified physiotherapist, gender-based violence (GBV) educator and HIV advocate. In this interview with ENE OSANG, she bares her mind on the increase in rape and other forms of violence. What inspired you to GBV advocacy?  I am passionate about raising awareness of GBV in communities because of its prevalence, and I do so through enlightenment programs Read More

Empowerment: As WAGARC engages young women and youth for devt…

August 7, 2020 ENE OSANG 0

A non-governmental organisation, Women and Girls Advancements and Resources Centre (WAG-ARC), funded and supported by VOICE Global, has through its Voice Innovation Lab empowered over 600 youth on new strategies to improve on their lives; ENE OSANG writes The project WAGARC in a bid to proffer lasting solutions to the myriad of challenges youth, especially females, face in Nigeria began Read More

Still on tackling maternal/child mortality

July 31, 2020 ENE OSANG 0

The Resource Center for Human Rights and Civic Education (CHRICED) has continued to advocate for the rights of citizens as they intensify call on all to join hands in holding government accountable for use of maternal health resources. ENE OSANG writes. As argued by CHRICED, with the Nigerian economy only recently managing to crawl out of serious recessionary period, the Read More

When NGO tasked media on gender-mainstreaming

July 24, 2020 ENE OSANG 0

The need for a change in the reportage of women in the media has been reiterated especially with recent happenings where their private lives are usually put forward when serious matters of state are being discussed. ENE OSANG writes Over the years, women have been the engendered species when issues such as politics, the economy, and corruption, including cultural, religious Read More

Why rural women still doubt Covid-19 existence

July 17, 2020 ENE OSANG 0

The effects of Covid-19 have continued to be felt by all, though in some quarters social distancing, one of the measures adopted by federal and state governments to contain the pandemic, has proved to be a difficult  strategy to implement; ENE OSANG writes. Since outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the world has never been the same again as the pandemic Read More

Covid-19 reminds us of hardship caused by Boko Hram – IDPs women

July 17, 2020 ENE OSANG 0

Boko Haram terrorists have for over 10 years launched a devastating insurgency campaign against the Nigerian State, even though the coronavirus pandemic has tended to shutout the cries of the people affected by the insurgency, the sufferings experienced by women have persisted. ENE OSANG writes. ISWAP The disruptive terror organisation and its splinter group, Islamic State in West Africa Province Read More

I ran for NUJ-FRCN chapel chairman to rescue the union – Udeike

July 10, 2020 ENE OSANG 0

Mrs. Sandra Udeike is the chairperson of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), headquarters’ chapel. She is also an editor at the FRCN Network News Directorate. In this interview with ENE OSANG, she narrates her journey to the FRCN Union’s hierarchy, why she took up the journalism profession amongst other issues. Tell us about Read More

What’re Nigerian women’s roles in Covid-19 responses, recovery?

July 3, 2020 ENE OSANG 0

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, there’s been a lot of attention on the roles women play across the globe and specifically in Nigeria ; ENE OSANG writes The leaders of countries such as Germany, New Zealand, and Taiwan among others have been commended for the great roles they have played as women leaders in containing the Covid-19 Pandemic. Read More

COVID-19: Anambra women empower traders, vow to reach less privileged across South East

June 30, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

United Traders Association, a non-governmental organisation, Tuesday, said it has empowered over 150 market women in Anambra state with some palliatives aimed at cushioning the effects of coronavirus on them. The President and founder of the association, Mrs Nkiru Duru, who disclosed this in an interview with Blueprint, said the NGO which would in the next two months visit destitute and Read More

Africa women conference advocates ICT as tool for economic growth, women empowerment

June 28, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Co-conveners of the Africa Women Conference (AWC), Helpline Foundation for the Needy, Abuja, has identified Information and Communication Technology (ICT)  as a tool for economic growth in view of the ravaging Covid-19 pandemic.This was the consensus at the AWC 2nd edition of Exploring Growth Opportunities Series which was focused on women in media and the entertainment industry in Africa. Speaking to Read More

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Widows Day: WOLDI tasks govt, stakeholders on discrimination elimination

June 24, 2020 Ene Osang 0

Women Law and Development Initiative (WOLDI) has called on the government at all levels, and stakeholders to join in the fight to eliminate all forms of discrimination against widows and their children, alleviate poverty and elevate their standard of living, including that of their families in the country.  Founder/Executive Director of WODI, Ms Hauwa E. Shekarau, made the call in Read More

Nasarawa govt commences 5-day skill acquisition training for 300 women

June 22, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa state government has commenced a five-day entrepreneurial and skill acquisition training for over 300 women in the state.The state commissioner for women affairs and social development, Halima Jabiru, said this on Monday in Lafia, the state capital.She said women who would be trained in various skills will be given loans to start up their own businesses.Jabiru adviced the Read More

Mensuration: Expert tells women when to seek medical advice

June 22, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (MAC), Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi, Dr Joseph Ugbaja, has adviced women to always consult a physician whenever they noticed heavy menstruation, which according to him was a symptom of uterine fibroid.Ugbaja, who is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist specialist at NAUTH, disclosed this at a health seminar on Women’s  Health, pointed out that Read More