Nigeria

Posted by in News on June 27, 2016

Fight against Female Circumcision Intensifies in Ebonyi

Nigeria: Students in all the secondary schools in Ebonyi state  have joined hands to fight the “barbaric” culture of female genital…

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Posted by in News on April 4, 2016

Addressing Cultural Values, Solution to Sexual Assault – Inspector-General

Nigeria: The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has called on all stakeholders to take proactive measures to address cultural…

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Posted by in Uncategorized on February 15, 2016

Repeal Law Permitting Men to Beat Wives, CSOs Tell National Assembly

Nigeria — A coalition of over sixty Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, has urged the National Assembly to repeal section 55…

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Posted by in News on July 24, 2015

Nigeria: Female Genital Mutilation – Practitioners Promise to Stop in Osun

Nigeria – Traditional circumcision practitioners and medical practitioners in Osun State have resolved to work together with a view to…

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Posted by in News on July 23, 2015

Nigeria: Campaign Against Violence On Women Kicks Off in the Edo State

Nigeria: Edo State Government, in conjunction with Edo Women’s Development Initiative (EWDI), have decried all forms of violence against women.…

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Posted by in Gender Equity on July 20, 2015

Nigeria: Radio Dramas to Tackle Women Issues, Domestic Violence Hit Airwaves

Nigeria: Two radio soap operas designed to increase knowledge around family planning, HIV/AIDS, adolescent reproductive health, women’s education, and gender-based…

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Posted by in Uncategorized on June 22, 2015

Nigeria: Contradictory laws on Rape and Infant Marriage

Nigeria:  A proposed law circumscribes the rights of women, from birth. A closer look at the last laws the previous National…

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Posted by in Uncategorized on June 15, 2015

Nigeria: Buhari’s wife urges fair representation of women in appointments

Nigeria: The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has appealed to governments at all levels to ensure fair representation of…

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Posted by in Uncategorized on May 29, 2015

Nigerian President Bans Female Genital Mutilation

Nigeria: Female Genital Mutilation outlawed after a decade of campaigning by advocates. Goodluck Jonathan, the Nigerian president, signed a bill banning…

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Posted by in News on May 6, 2015

Nigeria: Nema Receives 275 Rescued Women, Children

Nigeria: The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said it received 275 women and children that were rescued from Sambisa…

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