Tag: womens rights

Ado AminuOctober 21, 2021

Benin’s parliament votes to legalise abortion | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

Across the African continent, these are the 5 stories you may have missed out on: Benin’s parliament votes to legalise ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

EditorAugust 23, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Finally, Chile has cleared the path for easing strict abortion laws

Anyone who has been following abortion rights laws in the world knows about the complicated story of the Chilean government ...

EditorAugust 14, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Nigeria’s archaic abortion laws need to go, like yesterday

It isn’t news that the average Nigerian has no idea what the Nigerian Constitution says about the most basic laws ...

EditorAugust 4, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Jordan just repealed the law that makes women marry their rapists

Jordan’s ‘marry the rapist’ clause has been repealed by its parliament. pic.twitter.com/GFzB5W2DRA — Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) August 1, 2017 ...

EditorAugust 4, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Botswana just became the first African country to offer free sanitary products to young women

Botswana, the quiet country sandwiched in the heart of Southern Africa has always been way ahead of the pack in ...

AzeezJune 30, 2017

Nollywood stars join Ooni’s wife to champion women’s right (PHOTOS)

Wife of Ooni of Ife, Olori Wuraola Ogunwusi has launched a programme to end domestic violence. The queen enlisted the ...

Op-ed EditorFebruary 17, 2017

Opinion: Isn’t it about time we legalized abortion in Nigeria?

by Obinna Nnewuihe I had barely found time to catch what was less than a 2-hour nap when I was ...

Op-ed EditorFebruary 1, 2017

Adeboro Odunlami: Surety, you’re joking [NEW VOICES]

It was really a laughable matter but neither of us was laughing. I was staring at the slightly irritated face ...

Op-ed EditorJanuary 31, 2017

Opinion: Why Women’s rights may never be guaranteed In Africa and the Middle East

by Nimi Princewill The large craving for gender equality and a continuous upgrade in affirmative action for women may yield a ...

Op-ed EditorJanuary 24, 2017

Opinion: You Are Not Equal. I’m Sorry | #WomensMarch

by Dina Leygerman A post is making rounds on social media, in response to the Women’s March on Saturday, January ...

RoqeebahOctober 15, 2016

8 other times Aisha Buhari has spoken her mind – clearly

She has been in the news for the better part of the week and you know why. But this is not a ...

RoqeebahAugust 26, 2016

Burkini ban: Let’s talk about how remarkable this French court’s ruling is

by Roqeebah Olaoniye France’s highest administrative court, has just suspended the controversial ban on the burkini by a French Riviera ...

Mallam YeroSeptember 7, 2015

Northern Nigeria and the subjugation of women’s rights

With acrimony in my heart, I watched in silence as nineteen-year-old Hajara recounted her ordeal to me, left arm in ...

May 16, 2013

Meet Arwa Al-Hujaili: Saudi Arabia’s first female lawyer

As Arwa Al-Hujaili begins her legal career, she has not only her own expectations to live up to, but those ...

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 ...

February 1, 2013

Opinion: Uzochukwu’s piece on rape – Of trolls and cavemen

by Oriabure Iyayi In Japan, sexually explicit imagery and text is available in public and largely uncensored. Yet, Japan has ...

February 1, 2013

5 infuriating things about Kenechi Uzochukwu’s “Men must rape something” article

by Shola Okubote   To say every crime is triggered or provoked is to blame victims of murder, robbery, fraud, ...

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