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NCWS CONFERENCE: WOMEN OF AFRICA, GLASS CEILING OR NO GLASS CEILING ~ Adaora Onyechere

BEING PAPER PRESENTATION AT THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOMEN SOCIETIES CONFERENCE IN ABUJA ON JUNE 9, 2021 TITLE OF PAPER: WOMEN OF AFRICA, GLASS CEILING OR NO GLASS CEILING THEME OF CONFERENCE: NEW AWAKENING FOR THE AFRICAN WOMEN  Preamble The African woman has always been so close yet so far...

Zimbabwe: Prioritising Girls’ Needs in Communities Necessary

For women and girls worldwide, menstruation is a monthly reality, yet in many countries, serious challenges when it comes to managing periods still exist. Myths, stigma and harmful gender norms around menstruation worsen the difficulties for girls and women across the world. On Friday May 28, Zimbabwe joined the rest...

Generation Equality Take Five: “Girls who believe in themselves become visionary leaders”

Young women and men, boys and girls are at the heart of the UN Women-led global campaign Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights for an Equal Future, launched in 2019 to engage a new generation of feminists in reimagining economies, societies and political systems so that they achieve gender equality leaving...

‘Let’s Save Ugandan Lives with Abortion Law Clarity’

Until I witnessed a death from complications of an unsafe abortion, I never felt comfortable talking about abortion services. Joan (not her real name) was an intelligent and hardworking girl who lived in my village. One of her dreams was to attend university. When she discovered she was pregnant, Joan...

INSECURITY IN IMO: From Prison Reform to Prison Break ~ Adaora Onyechere

On TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2019. Imo State Government under the administration of His Excellency, Rt. Hon Emeka Ihedioha CON, KSC flagged off a REFORMATION AND RE-ORIENTATION PROGRAMME FOR JUVENILE Offenders, in partnership with the NIGERIAN CORRECTIONAL SERVICE in the state with key focus on welfare, empowerment, mental health and reintegration...

Africa: What Is Female Genital Mutilation? Where Is It Practised?

The United States has strengthened a ban on female genital mutilation (FGM) by imposing tougher penalties and making prosecutions easier - a step campaigners hope will bolster global efforts to eradicate the practice. Signed by President Donald Trump this week, the law said the United States should lead the way...