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Menstrual Hygiene Day: WaterAid demands improved sanitation access to women, girls

Dr Michael Ojo

On the occasion of the Menstrual Hygiene Day, WaterAid says it aims to help change the secrecy, shame and stigma associated with menstruation – a situation faced by some 800 million women around the world on their periods. “Why does WaterAid want to bring periods out of the closet? The easier it is for people to discuss menstruation, whether they ...

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International Women’s Day: Stakeholders advocate for women, girls’ empowerment


In the light of the 2017 International Women’s Day, Executive Secretary, Youth Empowerment Foundation, Mrs Iwalola Akin-Jimoh, has said that women are overburdened in running the day-to-day affairs of their homes and urgent solution is required to turn things around. The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day campaign, “BeBoldForChange”, is a call to the masses and the women to help ...

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Indigenous women oppose Cross River superhighway project

Ekuri community

The Federal Government has been told not to approve the final Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) submitted to it last month by the Cross River State Government in respect of the proposed superhighway. According to a group of women and girls of Etara, Eyeyeng, Edondon, Okokori, Old Ekuri and New Ekuri, Iko Esai and Owai communities in Etung, Obubra and Akamkpa ...

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Beyond endurance: Pictures telling Uganda’s water story


Stories of water harvesting, pollution, scarcity and misuse among others are not new in developing countries. And in Uganda and several other countries in Eastern and Southern Africa region (ESAR), where UNICEF estimates that about 157 million people are not connected to a clean and safe water distribution system, and thus need to use external water sources, stories of this ...

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