Tag: Violence against women

Ado AminuAugust 17, 2021

The anatomy of self-loathing: Understanding homophobia and internalised homophobia

Ask around about homophobia, “What does it mean and how does it best manifest?” If you chance upon a cis-heterosexual ...

Ado AminuMay 29, 2021

Gender roles, Sharia in South West, Demolition respectability | Top non-binary tweets we saw from Nigeria last week

The task of documenting the trajectory of conversation on non-binary issues – sexuality, gender, mental and emotional health, faith and ...

Ado AminuMarch 2, 2021

Here’s why cases of domestic violence would continue to rise in Nigeria

Despite the paucity of reliable data, the tons of cases of domestic violence that make the news are enough confirmation ...

Ado AminuJanuary 15, 2021

“We have a cultural problem” – Diversity Prize Finalist, Solomon Ayodele bemoans toxic masculinity

Few drives are as noble as ones that compel us to make life better for the largest majority of people. ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 9, 2016

How policemen kidnap, sexually assault innocent young women (PART II)

In recent days, the police force has proven that it is a menace to the society. Apparently, these lot that are ...

March 8, 2014

Opinion: Violence against women is not a ‘family matter’

by Tobi Asekun Domestic violence does not know race, religion or status. It affects every “level” in the society. Domestic ...

June 17, 2013

Awful: 32-year-old man, 3 teenagers charged for raping 14-year-old girl in turns

by Rachel Ogbu Three teenagers including a 32-year-old man have appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates Court for raping a 14-year-old ...

June 15, 2013

Just terrible! Man on the run after mutilating girlfriend’s clitoris with razor blade

by Chi Ibe A Ghanaian man is on the run after he reportedly used a razor blade to mutilate her ...

June 15, 2013

Awful: Ex-soldier butchers wife to death over plans to marry mistress

by Rachel Ogbu A retired Warrant Officer 2 killed his wife at about 1am Friday morning, dismembering her body with ...

June 11, 2013

Heartless: Man held in prison for pouring acid on girlfriend’s face after she broke up with him

by Rachel Ogbu A man was locked up in a Benin prison and denied bail for heartlessly dousing his girlfriend ...

June 10, 2013

Royal monster: Saudi Arabian prince kidnaps, rapes and kills girl then dumps her body in the streets (PHOTO)

by Rachel Ogbu A Saudi Arabian prince has been accused of kidnapping, raping a girl and dumping her body in ...

May 19, 2013

Wickedness: Man burns wife’s face for being too pretty (PHOTO, WATCH)

by Chi Ibe In a vicious case of domestic violence, a man in Kenya is said to have burnt his wife’s ...

May 9, 2013

Goodness, gracious: Man slaughters ex-girlfriend, then has sex with her corpse in Ogun State (PICTURED)

by Rachel Ogbu A 25-year-old man in Ogun state has been accused of  slaughtering his 21-year-old girlfriend because she broke up ...

April 29, 2013

4 men, including a cripple remanded for gang raping a 22-year-old woman

by Chi Ibe Four people including a cripple are in police custody for gang-raping a 22-year-old girl. In very descriptive ...

April 19, 2013

Terrible: Man charged with raping nursing mother at Lagos bus stop

by Rachel Ogbu A man was on Wednesday charged before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate’s Court for conspiracy, rape and ...

April 18, 2013

How pregnant woman’s husband and in-laws ‘stomped on her stomach’ and killed her unborn child

by Rachel Ogbu An Indian man and his family are now in police custody after they allegedly assaulted his pregnant ...

April 10, 2013

HORROR: Pregnant woman allegedly burned alive by husband

Police have arrested a man in rural Nepal after he allegedly killed his 22-year-old pregnant wife by stuffing her into ...

March 20, 2013

Horrific:Trader gang-raped and strangled by hoodlums at Afaha market in Ibesikpo

by Rachel Ogbu A trader was reported raped and strangled by suspected hoodlums at Afaha Market in Ibesikpo/Asuntan Local Government Area of ...

March 8, 2013

#InCaseYouMissedIt: New bill prescribing life imprisonment for rapists soon to be law

by Rachel Ogbu Hopefully to tackle the menace of rape in Nigeria, the House of Representatives has proposed life imprisonment ...

March 8, 2013

“Nigerian women can be equal partners with men” – President Jonathan reavows breaking gender barriers

by Rachel Ogbu In celebrating this year’s International Women’s Day, March 8, with the UN theme – “A Promise is ...

February 26, 2013

“Never give up” – Afghan woman, 23, whose nose and ears were hacked off by her Taliban husband (PHOTOS)

An Afghan woman whose nose and ears were hacked off after she fled a forced marriage is urging abused women ...

January 20, 2013

Sadistic: 3 men rape pregnant woman to punish her husband for playing “offensive” sermon

by Rachel Ogbu  The Kebbi State Police have arrested three men after they allegedly raped a pregnant housewife to punish ...

January 12, 2013

Ugly trend: Another young rape victim attempts to burn herself in India

by Rachel Ogbu India is struck again by another rape scandal as a 16-year-old Indian girl attempted to set herself ...

November 21, 2012

#DivorceDrama: “He put pepper in my genitals” – Woman pleads for divorce at court

A middle-aged woman, Foluke Olayiwola, has dragged her husband Festus Olayiwola to an Ojo grade A Customary court, for allegedly ...

November 2, 2012

Report: Ex-councillor stabs teenager with a bottle for refusing his advances

by Rachel Ogbu Onimole Babatunde, former councilor of Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State is in detention for allegedly ...

November 1, 2012

It pours: ‘Okada’ rider charged to court for ‘throwing’ policewoman off his bike

by Rachel Ogbu Mustapha Babagana, 25-year-old commercial motorcyclist in Lagos was on Wednesday arraigned in an Oshodi Magistrates’ Court, Lagos ...

October 30, 2012

Domestic violence can happen to ANYONE, regardless of age, income, or education level

by Shani K. Collins In fact, 1 in every 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime; 85% percent ...

October 24, 2012

TICKER: Heartbreaking: 70-year-old woman assaulted and violated inside a church

A Tampa woman experienced something that is simply unthinkable for the rest of us.  Police say that the woman was ...

March 21, 2012

Temitope Shittu-Alamu: On earth it’s Venus vs. Mars

Violence against women is just not right. There is no other way to say it. Its 4:15am, and HE and ...

OluwapelumiDecember 3, 2011

Think! Join the campaign against gender violence in Nigeria

16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER VIOLENCE CAMPAIGN IN NIGERIA 2011 (#16Days) (25 November – 10 December, 2011) This year, ...

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