Male-dominated culture cause of gender-based violence – NBS, LSD

January 28, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development (Centre-LSD) have attributed the high rate of gender-based violence (GBV) to male-dominated culture. This was contained in a study conducted by both organisations, which was unveiled in Abuja at a National Masculinity Conference on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the Extractive Sector in Nigeria. The conference was Read More

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Yar’adua Foundation hosts forum on elimination of violence against women

November 30, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Yar’Adua Foundation, in collaboration  with  the Ford Foundation, would host a public policy forum: ‘Orange the World: End Violence Against Women Now!’ to galvanise Nigerians to take action on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.  This high profile event holds Tuesday at the Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja from 10am to 1pm. Wife of Ekiti state governor, Read More

Minister tasks CWO on 16 -day activism against GBV

November 14, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, has tasked the Catholic Women Organization (CWO) on campaign against Gender Based Violence (GBV) as the world begins 16-day activism Nov. 24. Tallen made the call in Abuja weekend, in her address at the Catholic Women Organization (CWO) 2021 Reunion and Mediatrix Awards held with  the theme: “Think and Act with the Read More

UN trains women on gender equality bill

October 31, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The United Nations Women under an intervention known as the EU-UN joint Spotlight initiative, has conducted a training for women in Film and Television international and Nigerian film/ TV industry professionals on ending violence against women, girls and gender equal opportunities bill. Spotlight Initiative is a multi-year program to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls and to Read More

NAPTIP to scale-up campaign against child labour in FCT

October 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has revealed that it had planned to scale-up campaign to mitigate the rising incidences of child labour in the FCT. Its director-general, Dr. Fatima Waziri-Azi, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja.While expressing concern over the rising incidences of child Read More

DWOPA harps on empowering, rehabilitating survivors of GBV

October 25, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

An Abuja based nongovernmental organisation , Divine Women of Purpose Association (DWOPA), has unveiled plans to strategically tackle the challenges of Gender Based Violence survivors, through empowerment, rehabilitation and reintegration into the mainstream of the society. This move is coming against the backdrop of the marking of the 2021 Day of the Girl-Child, and ahead of the Day Against Gender-Based Read More

Domestic work or domestic slavery?

October 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

Though, there is still one form of slavery or the other taking place all over the world, I was particularly specific on this topic after watching a recent footage showing how a housemaid was savagely killed by her supposed Arab employer.This article, therefore, aims at joining the multiple voices clamouring for the governments of some Gulf countries, United Nations and Read More

Child marriage kills more than 22,000 girls yearly – Save the Children

October 12, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

An analysis from a non-governmental organisation, Save the Children, has revealed that more than an estimated 22,000 girls a year are dying from pregnancy and childbirth resulting from child marriage. . The analysis was released on Monday, marking the International Day of the Girl. According to the organisation, with the highest rate of child marriage in the world, West and Read More

FG, stakeholders to resolve issues affecting disabled women, girls

August 10, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The federal government has restated its commitment to the care and support for women, girls and persons with disabilities (PWDs) across the country.Speaking in Abuja, Tuesday, during a one-day meeting for development of strategies for care and support of PWDs in Nigeria, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Alhaji Bashir Alkali, said there were still significant Read More