Discussing Women in Governance with Olufunke, Aisha and Wumi

Discussing Women in Governance with Olufunke, Aisha and Wumi

Thursday, April 20, 2017

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  1. INSPIRING YOUNG WOMEN TO LEAD THROUGH INTELLECTUAL DISCOURSE
    08 Jun, 2017
    INSPIRING YOUNG WOMEN TO LEAD THROUGH INTELLECTUAL DISCOURSE
    Competition is important to engender innovation and increase knowledge. Gender issues, particularly, women’s leadership and political participation are not taught in schools, creating a knowledge gap in amongst women – especially young women. The Nigerian Women Trust Fund, with the support of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) under the auspices of the Young Women Leaders Project organized a series of essays and debates to generate discourse on gender issues and inspire young women to
  2. RESPONSE TO WIKE ON WOMEN AND POLITICS
    18 May, 2017
    RESPONSE TO WIKE ON WOMEN AND POLITICS
    On May 11, 2017, during the Women’s Day of the Rivers Golden Jubilee celebration in Port Harcourt, Governor Wike during his speech prescribed a recipe on how women can take up more spaces in leadership positions in Nigeria. His prescription was for women to work harder and equip themselves. He further went ahead to reiterate that power will not be given to women, they must struggle to get it. Governor Wike also insinuated that nobody is stopping women from excelling in the political arena. He
  3. LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX: A RESPONSE TO SONNIE EKWOWUSI’S ‘SEXUALISATION OF CHILDREN: MATTERS ARISING’ -
    20 Apr, 2017
    LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX: A RESPONSE TO SONNIE EKWOWUSI’S ‘SEXUALISATION OF CHILDREN: MATTERS ARISING’ -
    On Wednesday April 12th, Sonnie Ekwuwosi wrote an article that was published in This Day Nigeria newspaper called ‘Sexualization of Children: Matters Arising’. It did not come as a surprise to me because he has been frantically circulating his sensationalist claims about adolescent sexuality, sex education and the proposed Gender and Equal Opportunities Bill (GEOB) online for some time now. In his This Day article, he mentioned my name and that of a good friend, Oby Nwankwo, Nigeria’s
  4. WOMEN MAKE LESS THAN 30% OF NEW FG APPOINTMENTS
    19 Apr, 2017
    WOMEN MAKE LESS THAN 30% OF NEW FG APPOINTMENTS
    On April 13, 2017, 23 Heads of federal government agencies were replaced. The sack and replacement were to take immediate effect. Curiously, only 6 women made the list of the 23 new appointees – less than 30% of the appointments. The women include Barr. Julie Okah-Donli as Director-General, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP); Barr. Mary Ikpere-Eta, Director-General, National Centre for Women Development (NCWD); Service Compact (SERVICOM) has Nnenna A.
  5. WINNERS EMERGE FOR THE YOUNG WOMEN ESSAY WRITING COMPETITION
    10 Apr, 2017
    WINNERS EMERGE FOR THE YOUNG WOMEN ESSAY WRITING COMPETITION
    Three (3) winners have emerged for the National Young Women Essay Writing Competition organised by the Nigerian Women Trust Fund under the auspices of She Impact Community and funded by DFID’s Voices for Change Project (V4C). She Impact is a community of individuals, women groups and organisations working to advance women’s leadership and political participation in Nigeria and beyond. The essay was organised to create awareness among young women on the need to participate in civic and political
  6. When We Have Had Enough!
    16 Mar, 2017
    When We Have Had Enough!
    I was watching CNN a few days ago, and Christine Amanpour came up with a few minutes interview on the book “Madame President – The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – Liberia and Africa’s First Female President written by Helene Cooper. The book highlights the harrowing, but triumphant story of this extraordinary woman, leader of the Liberian women’s movement, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and the first democratically elected female president in African history. When Ellen
  7. Work Life Balance on International Women’s Day
    15 Mar, 2017
    Work Life Balance on International Women’s Day
    As the world celebrated the International Women’s Day, Ms. Olufunke Baruwa, CEO Women Fund and her counterpart, Ms. Anuli Ola-Olaniyi of HEIR co-facilitated a discussion at the German Development Agency’s (GIZ) Gender Week as experts on “Work Life Balance” on Wednesday March 8 2017. The Gender Week features a week-long activity by GIZ country Office to mark the International Women’s Day and takes place across all GIZ countries and offices. Ms. Baruwa and Ms. Ola-Olaniyi generated conversations
  8. Reaching Out to Girls on VAWG    Prevention
    07 Mar, 2017
    Reaching Out to Girls on VAWG Prevention
    DAG’s visit to Government Girls Secondary School, Ungwan Uku was to intimate the girls on 16days of activism. The focus was to highlight the subtle dangers that they are prone to, devices that they otherwise don’t know exist and as a result, they constantly fall victim to gender based violence. Mr. Abdulbaki who facilitated the lecture informed the girls by itemizing these dangers, they are as followed. The list indicates that the girls have the power to reduce their tendency to be victims of
  9. ARTV Kano Discuss Violence Against Women & Girls
    07 Mar, 2017
    ARTV Kano Discuss Violence Against Women & Girls
    The ARTV 44 Kano discussion was centered around intimating the audience about the factors leading to VAWG - rape, child marriage, human trafficking and child abuse. Muhammad Mustapha enlightened the public on the 16 Days of Activism by saying it was a period of supporting, advocating, and sensitizing the public on the eradication of VAWG. He said women are vulnerable to many forms of violation today due to cases of illiteracy, poverty, amorality and warp value systems. He advised the public