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We can achieve 50 per cent success in war against GBV by 2030 – Group

Gender-based violence

An NGO, Coalition for the Promotion of Gender Justice, on Monday, January 3, 2022, said it was possible to achieve 50 per cent and more success in the war against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) by 2030 if the mass media step up reportage of the menace. Gender-based violence The Cross River-based group disclosed this in an interaction with journalists in Calabar, ...

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Women clamour feminist economy to restore Niger Delta ecosystem

Niger Delta women

“Without women, without collective effort we cannot really restore the Niger Delta environment.” Participants at the Niger Delta Women Day of Action for Environmental Justice This assertion was made by Chief Emem Okon, the Executive Director of Kebetkache Women Development Centre, in a keynote address she presented to the women of Niger Delta as they gathered for the sixth edition ...

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Waiting for Nigeria’s Madam President

Hamzat Lawal

We live in a world that is transforming, where norms are disrupted at the speed of light. However, a dimension of disruption that I still look forward to – the  transfer of presidential power to the womenfolk.  Hamzat Lawal For centuries now, we have lived with the paradox of “Man-Power” on this planet. There have been successes recorded in leaps ...

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Masade-Olowola, CSR-in-Action win awards in mining and geosciences

BM award

Sustainability and communications entrepreneur, and Chief Executive of CSR-in-Action Group, Bekeme Masade-Olowola, has won the award of “Women’s Role Model in Mining and Geosciences” – a recognition for the most exceptional, inspirational women with significant contributions to the mining and geoscience industry. L-R: Otunba (Engr) Babatunde Alatise, Managing Director, Tuntise Investment Ltd and winner of the Nigerian Institute of Mining ...

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UK boost to advance gender equality in climate action

Anne Marie Trevelyan

During COP26 Gender Day on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, the UK announced £165 million to tackle climate change while addressing the inequalities that make women and girls more vulnerable to climate change and empowering them to take climate action. Anne Marie Trevelyan, Secretary of State for International Champion on Adaptation and Resilience Around the world, the UN has found that ...

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COP26: A COP of feminine colours

Women COP26

It may look like the colour campaign of Women and Gender Constituency at the ongoing climate change conference in Glasgow, Scotland, is inspired by the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Gutteres, when he referred to the IPCC’s 2021 report as Code Red. Some members of Women and Gender Constituency during the “Missing voices action” at COP26 Far from it, members ...

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COP26: UK presidency accused of failing women from Global South

WGC

Members and partners of Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) are enraged by what looks like a deliberate exclusion of feminists and grassroots women at the 26th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland. WGC members staged a protest at the COP26 negotiation zone on November 4. Photo ...

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Stakeholders move to address water-induced gender challenges

Water and gender

Stakeholders in Water Resources Management have begun a workshop in Abuja to address some of the challenges women faced in accessing potable water. Stakeholders at a capacity development workshop on water, gender and climate change in West Africa The workshop was organised by the Regional Centre for Integrated River Basin Management (RC-IRBM), in collaboration with the United Nations Educational Scientific ...

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COP26: More women should be at heart of climate decision-making process – C21st

Women and Climate Finance

The Lagos-based Centre for 21st Century Issues (C21st), a not-for-profit responding to the challenges of the 21st Century through addressing inequality, climate change, democracy and governance, in the lead up to the 26th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) holding in Glasgow in November 2021, recommends that more ...

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Minister seeks removal of obstacles, discrimatory practices to womens’ right to land

Pauline Tallen

The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen, on Thursday, October 14, 2021 sought for the removal of obstacles, discrimatory practices and attitude to womens’ right to land to boost agriculture activities in the country. Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen Tallen, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Mr Adebiyi Olufunso, made the call at a media briefing to commemorate ...

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