Tag: gender

EditorMarch 8, 2022

Nigeria’s legislatures’ continuing war against women and the way forward for equality activists

In a move that seems almost calculated to remind Nigerian women that no season, month or day in which their ...

Chinedu OkaforNovember 5, 2021

VIS social impact calls on African script writers to apply

VIS Social Impact, the new studio division of ViacomCBS International Studios dedicated to the development of ground-breaking social impact-driven content, has opened ...

Ado AminuSeptember 1, 2021

Surprise! Nigerian teenagers are actual human beings with feelings

In a perfect world, the realisation – for that’s what it, not a discovery – that teenagers grapple with a ...

Ado AminuAugust 6, 2021

WHO: Africa records 6,400 COVID-19 deaths in one week, UN to support gender mainstreaming in Government Ministries | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

Across the African continent, these are the 5 stories you shouldn’t miss. Africa Covid chief John Nkengasong says vaccine saved ...

Ado AminuJuly 15, 2021

#InternationalDayOfNonbinaryPeople: “I am a boy who is a boy, a girl, and fully human” | Reflection on nonbinary identity

“There is something both liberating and scary about this nonbinary gender identity,” I said to a dear friend last month. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Ado AminuMarch 9, 2021

Saadat Aliyu reminds us why we need to be intentional about preventing the erasure of women

On February 15, 2021 international news agency, Reuters attracted huge backlash after tweeting a piece announcing the election of former ...

Ado AminuFebruary 27, 2021

Fatphobia, male centering | Top non-binary tweets we saw from Nigeria this week

Conversations along the themes of the non-binary blog, while sometimes few and far between, continue. We compiled some of the ...

Ado AminuFebruary 26, 2021

New Zealand’s new policy on periods is worth emulating

Anyone who understands the width and breadth of the conversation about access to sanitary products is unlikely to meet it ...

Ado AminuFebruary 17, 2021

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s win is a reminder that we have huge untapped potential in Nigerian women

Former finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (NOI) has attained another first. As is to be expected, a litany of congratulatory messages ...

Ado AminuFebruary 1, 2021

The #SilhoutteChallenge gives us an opportunity to interrogate our gender bias

So much has been written about the inherent bias with which we judge the actions of people based solely on ...

Ado AminuJanuary 12, 2021

Here’s why more men channelling their energy rightly will benefit boys

“If it was a girl that was raped now, feminists will be all over this trend,” is a phrase anyone ...

Ado AminuJanuary 11, 2021

Pope Francis updates Cannon to allow women to be formally installed as Lectors and Acolytes

An edict issued and personally signed by Pope Francis will finally see women, ‘recognized for the service already carried out ...

Joanne IkeAugust 28, 2020

Cross-dressers may be paving the way to a more sexuality-tolerant Nigeria

The conservative nature of the Nigerian society leaves little or no room for non-binary debates to get to a positive ...

Joanne IkeAugust 25, 2020

Non-binary people deserve all the respect and here’s how to go about it

Contrary to popular belief, non-binary people are not an invention of the 21st century. They have always existed. Yes, some ...

Ifeanyi OgboJuly 6, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: On issues of bigotry, silence is not golden

They asked the Pharoah, what made you a tyrant?  He said: No one stopped me – Arabic proverb. Many of ...

Olutimehin AdegbeyeJune 9, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: Feminism from the margins

A few months ago, at a commemorative event for the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Conference, I introduced myself to ...

Edwin OkoloApril 9, 2019

Is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints about to become Nigeria’s first gay friendly church?

If there is anything the body of Christ in Nigeria is well known for, it is their vehement rejection of ...

ItunuoluwaAugust 2, 2017

Princeton University asks students to pick from six ‘genders’

Princeton University is giving its students the option of picking a gender or, reportedly, several genders, according to Fox News. ...

Rachel OgbuJune 29, 2017

African Women In The Media symposium holds in Birmingham UK next month

by Rachel Ogbu// On the 27th of July 2017, Birmingham City University will place host to the African Women In The Media symposium to discuss ...

ItunuoluwaMay 16, 2017

A U.S Poll reveals: 64 percent of Americans support same-sex marriage

by Itunuoluwa Adebo According to a Gallup poll released Monday, the Americans’ support for same-sex marriage is at all time ...

Oludolapo AdelanaDecember 10, 2016

#Shiloh2016 testimony sparks outrage on Twitter

The annual convocation of members of the Living Faith Church Worldwide held from December 6-10, with a lot of testimonies ...

Isime EseneOctober 11, 2016

The Sexuality Blog: Genitals means gender… or does it?

We are not really good at calling things out in Nigeria, and if we do venture at it, we are ...

RoqeebahSeptember 16, 2016

The Thread: @elnathan_john joins the throng speaking about gender equality

Satirist and author of popular novel, Born on a Tuesday, Elnathan John is no stranger to The Thread. Today, a ...

Adebayo EmuleomoNovember 26, 2015

Women can win big in general elections – Aisha Ahmad, WIMBIZ boss

The Women in Management, Business and Public Service group (WIMBIZ) has selected Aishah Ahmad, CFA as its new chairperson. Aishah ...

Isime EseneOctober 13, 2014

It’s official: Police IG appoints Force Gender Adviser

by James Sambo In a bid to consolidate on the gains made by the Nigeria Police Force, in stemming the ...

August 6, 2013

Inspired: Meet the 10-year-old Nigerian girl who made Forbes magazine history

by Isi Esene Zuriel Oduwole, a ten-year-old Nigerian girl Zuriel Oduwole has made history as the youngest person ever to ...

May 20, 2013

Opinion: Men and women are not equal

by Century Favour Note that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything, but it simply means it really going to be ...

May 10, 2013

Decoded: 5 Myths about women’s sexual desire

by Kristen Mark Sometimes, you don’t have any desire but your partner starts messing around with you, arousal kicks in, and ...

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