Category: Non-binary Blog

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Ado AminuMay 21, 2021

How we could all use our privilege better with Twitter’s +Alt Text feature

When the conversation on accessibility comes up – in corporate boardrooms or policy roundtables or in our TV and Radio ...

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Ado AminuMay 20, 2021

Alarm: There is an auction market for women all over Nigeria

There is a thriving auction market in Nigeria and what is up for grabs is women. The commodification of women ...

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Ado AminuMay 19, 2021

The slow progress of gender parity may be because men are not listening to women

A heated exchange between friends on the merit of men’s allyship in the fight for gender equality concluded thus over the ...

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Ado AminuMay 17, 2021

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia: The LGBTQ+ resist from the church to the street

One thing that LGBTQ+ people can’t be said to be bad at, is resisting their oppression by whatever means available. ...

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Ado AminuMay 13, 2021

Nigerians living with disability are still waiting on the promises of the Disability Act

The time is ticking for all stakeholders to fulfil the promises of the Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act ...

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Ado AminuMay 12, 2021

There is a common ground inspiration for better mental health policy in Nigeria

There is a lot that the global pandemic reminded us of about our lives, community and the fragility of society’s ...

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Ado AminuMay 12, 2021

The sexuality of LGBT+ people is allowed to evolve

Perhaps because the fight for LGBT+ rights in Nigeria is still in its waddling infancy, there is a lot of ...

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Ado AminuMay 10, 2021

The term ‘Kito’ diminishes the gravity of crimes committed against the LGBT+

At the beginning of the journey to go meet his year-long virtual friend, Ahmed, 24-year-old student, was apprehensive about the ...

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Ado AminuMay 8, 2021

Emotional abuse, Shame | Top non-binary tweets we saw from Nigeria this week

The conversation about the themes that make up our flywheel on the nonbinary blog are constantly evolving. We collate a ...

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Ado AminuMay 7, 2021

Peer pressure is a major contributor to Nigeria’s mental health crisis

The notion of peer pressure being bad for business is not new to anyone raised by Nigerian parents. In every ...

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Ado AminuMay 6, 2021

Nigerians on managing their mental health without therapy

Managing mental illness can be daunting even where access to therapy is easy. And Nigeria is not a place where therapy ...

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Ado AminuMay 6, 2021

We spoke to 3 survivors of sexual assault to unmask a sliver of the trauma of rape

The trauma of sexual violence is an oft-mentioned and well-studied phenomenon that is the reality of millions of women and ...

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Ado AminuMay 5, 2021

How sex education and demolishing purity culture could help in the fight against sexual violence

The first time I had sex it wasn’t sex, it was statutory rape. I wouldn’t know that until years later. ...

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Ado AminuMay 5, 2021

The Ugandan parliament has redefined sexual consent in harmful ways

On Monday, May 3, 2021, the parliament of Uganda confirmed that the Sexual Offences Bill (2019) had passed its third ...

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Ado AminuMay 4, 2021

The place of art in advancing LGBTQ+ equality | Music Edition

Picture this: A young boy of 10 flipping through the channels in search of a language to describe his struggles. ...

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Ado AminuMay 3, 2021

The aftermath of tragedy: In memory of Iniobong Umoren | #JusticeForHinyHumoren

Over the weekend, Nigerians on Twitter yet again shared in the unrelenting grief of Nigerian women as millions rallied frantically ...

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Ado AminuApril 30, 2021

7 tips to stay sane while living in Nigeria | A psychotherapist’s guide

Restless and tense. A sense of impending danger or doom. Difficulty controlling worry. A strong urge to avoid things that ...

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Ado AminuApril 28, 2021

How to report a rape case – a love letter to the Nigerian media

The media plays a key role in not only documenting but also educating the public on all issues of cultural ...

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Ado AminuApril 27, 2021

The perils of being a traditional religion practitioner

If you are to randomly pick a stranger in a crowd of Nigerians, say, Kurmi Market Kano, and ask them, ...

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Ado AminuApril 26, 2021

We will all benefit from a menstrual leave policy

On 23 April 2021, a South African business owner took to Twitter to announce her joy at the introduction of ...

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Ado AminuApril 23, 2021

Divorcing in Nigeria as a Muslim woman

The topic of divorce remains largely taboo across cultures in Nigeria. Endings are generally thorny things to happen to a ...

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Ado AminuApril 23, 2021

Cuppy: Nigeria’s mental illness crisis persists because bullying has not stopped

In January 2019, 10-year-old Kevin Reese Jr. commited suicide by hanging himself in his closet. The kid had taken that ...

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Ado AminuApril 22, 2021

Pantami mayn’t be the enemy. Islam, as practiced in Northern Nigeria is

There is a lot that the Pantami saga ought to have taught us. Most of it are things we must ...

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Ado AminuApril 19, 2021

Yes, witchcraft accusation is a prosecutable offence in Nigeria

Nigerian feminists have been at the receiving end of accusations of witchcraft for a very long time. It didn’t start ...

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Ado AminuApril 16, 2021

3 Muslims on how the culture of public humiliation for not fasting changed how they feel about Ramadan

On 10 April, just days ahead of the commencement of Ramadan, I wrote this piece calling upon world leaders who ...

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Ado AminuApril 15, 2021

Child Protection in Nigeria is making progress but not fast enough

The Katsina House of assembly in collaboration with Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Save the Children International, embarked on a translation ...

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Ado AminuApril 13, 2021

The online harassment of Ezra Olubi is confirmation that we are the monsters we complain about

When actor and fashion consultant Denola Grey tweeted about the recent controversial music video by American pop star, Lil Nas ...

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Ado AminuApril 12, 2021

On family | The LGBT+ experience

Social ostracism is perhaps the strongest tool in the arsenal of exclusionary societies. It says, “If you do this or ...

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Ado AminuApril 8, 2021

#Edo2020: 8 Months pregnant Gold medalist being under scrutiny raises many questions

A heavily pregnant Nigerian athlete, Aminat Idrees, has won Taekwondo gold medal following her victory at the ongoing National Sports ...

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