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SDGs: Group seeks women participation in governance

Women Assembly in Quito

A group, Foundation for Gender Equality and Good Governance (GEGG), has advocated for active participation of women in governance to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Participants at a Women Assembly Mrs Esther Ereoye, the group’s Chief Executive Officer, made the advocacy during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State on Friday, ...

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UNDP, EU want strong legislation to end rape, violence against women

Edward Kallon

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Union (EU) on Thursday, August 6, 2020 called for strong legislation to help end the rising rape cases and violence against women in the country. Mr. Edward Kallon, the UNDP Resident Representative to Nigeria They made the call at a Virtual Roundtable Conference with traditional and religious leaders on “Eliminating Gender Based ...

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Hamzat Lawal listed as Global Malala Fund Education Champion

Hamzat Lawal

Following his advocacy for policy and programmatic solutions in the education sector, Follow The Money Campaigner and CODE’s Chief Executive, Hamzat Lawal, has been listed as a Malala Fund Education Champion with 57 others from around the world to accelerate progress towards girls’ secondary education. Hamzat Lawal with some school girls in Adamawa State Lawal was named alongside other notable ...

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How COVID-19 is affecting progress on gender equality


On Tuesday, July 21, 2020, the UN General Assembly held a virtual multi-stakeholder hearing titled, “Accelerating the Realisation of Gender Equality and the Empowerment of all Women and Girls.” A panel titled “Women’s and girls’ voices, participation and leadership” involved advocates for women’s and girls’ empowerment who discussed the need for women in leadership positions. Coronavirus Founder and CEO of ...

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World Bank approves $500m for girls’ secondary education in seven states

Girl child

The World Bank has approved a $500 million credit for the Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment (AGILE) towards improving secondary education opportunities among girls in seven states in the Nigeria.  The girl child education A statement from the bank in Abuja on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 noted that the credit was approved from its International Development Association (IDA) ...

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In memory of Mariam Yunusa, experts examine women’s livelihoods in post-Covid cities

Mariam Lady Yunusa Dialogue

How can we push for a change of work lifestyle for women post Covid-19? With respect to location, how can we deal with gender-based violence and humanise women in different locations? What will the planners do, going forward, to bridge the urban divide as we approach “the new normal”? The late Mariam Lady Yunusa Moderator, Lead Discussant and Panelists at ...

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UNDP official advocates more women in governance

Women2030 coalition

Programme Analyst, Gender & Human Rights, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Nigeria, Mrs Onyinye Ndubuisi, has advocated for more women in governance structures to complement men’s efforts. Women gathering Ndubuisi made the plea during a zoom webinar themed: “COVID-19 and Beyond: Articulating the Role of Women in Sustainable Development in Nigeria”, on Thursday, July 9, 2020. She said that the ...

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Govt asked to prioritise women and girls’ reproductive health needs amid pandemic


As Nigeria joins the World to celebrate this year’s World Population Day, Development Communications Network (DevComs) calls on the Nigerian government to provide for the needs of women and girls in line with this year’s World Population Day (WPD), which focuses on raising awareness of women’s and girls’ needs for sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and vulnerabilities during the coronavirus ...

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German cabinet passes first ever gender equality strategy

Angela Merkel

Germany’s cabinet on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 approved a strategy aimed at boosting efforts to achieve equality between men and women in all future legislation and government-funded programmes. Angela Merkel, German Chancellor The agreement is the first time the German government has committed to a cross-departmental strategy for improving gender equality, a topic previously left to the Women’s Ministry. In ...

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COVID-19: Challenges of rural women and social distancing


As the world grapples with prevention and finding cure for the #covid-19 outbreak, #social distancing has become a buzzword. Incidentally, many of the recommendations given by health experts as to the required keeping of distance between people have to do with what makes life pleasurable and in contradiction with some long established traditions. According to gender roles, women are responsible for ...

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