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Ms Adaora Onyechere Spends Valentines Day With IDPs

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The famously celebrated Valentine's day, one which has been tagged a day to share love didn't end without a humanitarian reaching out to those that matter most - the vulnerable in our society. Ms Adaora Onyechere paid a visit to Durumi Area 1 IDP Camp In Abuja to mark and spend time with the internally displaced persons. The IDP camp has no fewer than 3,000 persons who live in the shanties with little or no access to basic amenities. The IDPs from Borno, Adamawa and Yobe have also been living in the camps since 2013 when insurgents ravaged their communities....
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Head Women and Gender Affairs Cluster Committee AU-ECOSOCC Felicitates with Dr Hajo Sani

The news of your appointment gladdened my heart as conversation on gender mainstreaming and financial inclusion takes focal point in global and continental discourse.I am sure you're aware of the recent flagg off of the new decade 2020 to 2030 of African Women’s Financial and Economic Inclusion by President Muhammadu Buhari, we hope to extend the collaboration with your office with the singular goal to prioritize the challenges facing women in every sector especially in Nigeria as it affects key establishments in the education sector.I wish you all the best in your new office and delighted in your appointment as...
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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 into the society and making the state safer and secured. Fast-forward to the early hours of 5 April 2021, the BREAKING NEWS changed the narratives from prison reform to prison break, it was reported that a mass prison break had occurred in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. Now one begs to...
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Nigeria: 15,000 Smallholder Women Farmers’ Cooperatives Benefit From ActionAid’s Project

Over 15, 000 smallholder women farmers' cooperatives have benefited from ActionAid Nigeria, AAN's, Public Financing for Agriculture, PFA, project in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, in boosting productivity. This was disclosed by the Country Director, AAN, Ene Obi, in an address of welcome at the Public Financing for Agriculture (PFA) Learning and Close-Out Meeting, held in Abuja. According to Obi, the PFA Project is designed to catalyse increased quantity and quality of public investment in agriculture to increase the productivity and well-being of women smallholder farmers, their households, and communities in Nigeria. She further stated that the...
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Southern Africa: Cosafa Women’s Leadership Programme Endorsed By Dr Moloi-Motsepe

COSAFA and Sports Equity+ International have partnered to launch a Women's Leadership Programme in Southern Africa that will see 35 participants gain knowledge and expertise in a life-changing course that can help to alter the face of female participation in sports administration. The launch was headlined by Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, who co-founded the Motsepe Foundation with her husband Dr Patrice Motsepe in 1999, and remains a powerful force in business, philanthropy and as an advocate for the upliftment of women in society. "This programme is a pathway to growth because it utilises football to inspire women in many spheres. You...
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Egypt: An Egyptian Woman Who Dared – the Nawal El Saadawi I Knew

Throughout the Middle East and beyond, the name Nawal El Saadawi is not one that can be received with indifference. During her lifetime and even after her passing on 21 March 2021, the Egyptian author, physician and activist evokes intense feelings that range from love and respect to hatred and offence. This comes as no surprise. Nawal was someone who unabashedly crossed all boundaries set by religious, political and societal authorities. When I had the privilege of meeting her, we immediately became friends. Something in her eyes, manner and voice gripped my attention. She spoke for me and for millions...
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Africa: Salute to The Sahel’s Resilient Women

While the rich history of Women’s Day goes back to 1909 with civic action by working women in the streets of New York and was highlighted in 1911 across several European cities, it was not until 1967 that the United Nations firmly dedicated 8 March as the International Women’s Day. This year’s theme, “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world” recognises the place of women in the pandemic fight. For the women and girls in the Sahel and the wider West and Central African region, the month of March in which the women’s day is celebrated...
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