Tag: women

Op-Ed EditorJune 19, 2021

#PrideMonth: Boihood; Personal Triumphs of Being in Community With Bois

By Alexandra Maduagwu Boi has a variety of meanings. For this piece, which relates to masculine women or women-aligned people, ...

Ado AminuMay 26, 2021

Why legalising sex work could protect women

In the course of the series of interviews that became the YNaija documentary on sex workers, one wish made up ...

Bernard DayoApril 12, 2021

The cyber harassment of women won’t stop because it’s rooted in patriarchy

While today’s world of social media has made communication easier, with a proliferation of platforms meeting different needs and purposes, ...

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 ...

Ado AminuApril 1, 2021

Women intend to boycott Twitter to protest against misogyny and harassment

There could be a Twitter boycott on April 9, 2021 as women call for an end to online misogynistic attacks ...

Op-Ed EditorMarch 22, 2021

#IWD2021: In honour of Nawal El-Sadawy, the woman who inspired me to rethink Allah

by Asiya Hameed There are many reasons to write about the plight of women at any given time and not ...

Ado AminuMarch 11, 2021

#HerStory Series: “I wanted my baby to shut up, forever.” | Women’s Month Special

As difficult as it is to believe, nay conceive of, while we talk about women’s achievements in Nigeria 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 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 ...

Bernard DayoFebruary 4, 2021

How women from IDP camps are getting back their livelihoods

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) are persons who have been displaced by natural disaster or conflicts from their homes, and with ...

Ado AminuJanuary 27, 2021

Female privilege is a misnomer for sexism. Here’s some evidence

Time and again when women speak of the discrimination they face at work, home, the work place and in everyday ...

Ado AminuJanuary 21, 2021

3 Nigerian men open up about feeling unlovable when they are broke

The designation of men as ‘providers’ is as old as human civilisation, and while the cost of this on men’s ...

Ado AminuJanuary 18, 2021

The Hijab-wearing woman’s experience that could help us better understand one another

Nigeria’s cultural landscape is still taking shape, we are caught in the thick of this process daily in the conversations ...

Ado AminuNovember 25, 2020

Duchess of Sussex opening up about her miscarriage could be the license women need to tell their stories

Women have consistently held back from sharing their stories of loss and grief for fear that it will come off ...

Bernard DayoApril 30, 2019

#SayHerNameNigeria is the hashtag creating awareness on the arrest and alleged sexual assault of women by the police in Abuja

Over the weekend, the police in Abuja in the capacity of the Joint Task Force raided nightclubs and arrested over ...

Edwin OkoloApril 8, 2019

It is time women in Igbo land to have their #MeToo moment

If you have been following the news from Nigeria, then you have most certainly heard about the #ArewaMetoo movement. Inspired ...

Deaduramilade TawakJuly 26, 2018

Personal Essay: The Lessons we teach men, and women

The earliest and clearest incident I remember of men feeling superior, claiming their superiority over me, just because they are ...

YNaija NewsRoomJune 11, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Feminism is radically different today from its predecessors, and that’s a good thing

It is important to note that women have always fought against oppressive social structures. It is the very nature of ...

YNaija NewsRoomApril 8, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Where are the women in Nigerian politics?

There is no easy way to say this, the reality of present-day Nigeria is this; there are only a handful ...

Oyinkansola MomohApril 3, 2018

It’s almost a year and the MSG Hub is proof that women can support one another

It’s almost a year. One full year since I welcomed the first group of women to a place that fast ...

EditorApril 1, 2018

Pamela Adie is ready to tell her story in ‘Under the Rainbow’

We need more LGBT activists living and working in Nigeria, period. It is understandable that because of our volatile religious ...

tosin adesinaMarch 16, 2018

[The Activism Blog] There is another side of Dayo Benjamins Laniyi you don’t know

Last week I was in Abuja as a media participant at the Bold and Beautiful 2018, a week long program ...

tosin adesinaMarch 14, 2018

Mohammed Kazaure tried it, on International Women’s Day of all days

On a day the entire world was celebrating the International Women’s Day, the Honourable member representing Kazaure/Roni/Gwiwa/Yankwashi federal constituency in ...

Alexander OnukwueMarch 8, 2018

Opinion: Let’s tell the truth, Anthony Joshua was slaughtered on the altar of pseudo wokeness…. the future of women is next

New babies are the biggest threat to the planet, so some unified system is necessary for controlling them. Our faith ...

EditorMarch 8, 2018

Sola Sobowale, Pamela Adie, Halima Dangote & more! YNaija.com and Leading Ladies Africa present the 100 Most Inspiring Women in Nigeria

In its quest to inspire a generation of women to do greater things in diverse fields of endeavour, Y!/YNaija.com, in ...

ToluFebruary 10, 2018

Lagos Innovates supports women in technology at SLAY Festival

Lagos Innovates, an initiative of the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund is investing in the development of women in tech… ...

ToluJanuary 23, 2018

SLAY Festival returns for a mindblowing second edition

SLAY Festival 2018 promises to be fun, impactful and overall, an awesome event! It is the top festival for young ...

tosin adesinaJanuary 18, 2018

[The Activism Blog] Funke Felix Adejumo is committed to enhancing the lives of women in Nigeria

Rev. Mrs Funke Felix Adejumo, a preacher, writer and a champion for better womanhood who recently made the YNaija Inaugural ...

ToluDecember 7, 2017

Women are bleaching the skin around their anus! 5 things you should know about the trend

We’re not kidding you. If you thought you’ve seen the world go stark bonkers, then you’re in for a … ...

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