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Women

CAT CALLING IS NOT A COMPLIMENT – IT’S HARASSMENT

Wikipedia defines Street harassment also called Cat Calling as: “A form of harassment primarily sexual harassment that consists of unwanted sexualized comments, provocative gestures, honking, wolf-whistling, indecent exposures, stalking, persistent sexual advances, and touching by strangers, in public areas such as streets, shopping malls and public transportation” CAT CALLING – A TALE NEED TO BE […]

Women

SINGLE SHAMING – BATTLE AGAINST SINGLE NIGERIAN WOMEN

Single Shaming, according to relationships counsellor Stephanie Regan is: “referencing a person’s single status as something that needs changing or fixing” In addition, it can be defined as “the stereotyping, stigmatizing and discrimination against people who are single”. WHY SINGLE NIGERIAN WOMEN STRUGGLE TO RENT HOMES SINGLE SHAMING – A TALE FROM NIGERIA In Nigeria, […]

Women

PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION IN NIGERIA – BITTER REALITIES YOU MUST KNOW

Pregnancy discrimination is a form of employment discrimination in which a female is hired or fired due to her pregnancy. Many women face this problem during and after their pregnancy. This unfair treatment includes denial of time off for pregnant employees and refusal of promotion in many cases. Moreover, it refers to unfavorable conditions for […]

Marriage

AFRICAN WOMEN: VICTIM OF EARTHLY CHALLANGES

OVERALL STATUS OF WOMEN IN AFRICA African women have been working in agriculture, trading, and other economic endeavours, but most of them are employed in the informal sector. In 1985, women’s labour force participation in Africa ranged from 17% in Mali to 49% in Mozambique and Tanzania according to World Bank, 1985. African women are the guardian of their children’s welfare and have a clear obligation to provide materially for them. They are the household administrators, responsible for providing food, nutrition, water, health, education, and family planning to a higher extent than in other developing countries. There are around 195 countries on planet Earth today. Their customs and traditions vary according to their location. People living in Africa own a different style of living than the rest of the world. African women spend most […]

Period Poverty

PERIOD POVERTY : STILL HAS ITS ROOTS IN 2021

DEFINING PERIOD POVERTY Period poverty is defined as an inadequate access to menstrual hygiene tools and education. But not limited to sanitary products, washing facilities, and waste management.  “It is a worldwide issue, affecting millions of women and girls who are hampered or even threatened by their inability to afford basic menstruation care” The Royal […]