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Menstrual Hygiene Day: Association advocates need for free sanitary pads for girls, women in Nigeria

Sanitary pads

The Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN), Kwara State Chapter, on Friday, May 28, 2021 called on government at all tiers to make available free sanitary pads to girls and women in Nigeria. Sanitary pads Dr Mosunmola Folorunso, the President of MWAN, made the appeal this at the Queen Elizabeth Secondary School at the occasion marking the Menstrual Hygiene Day ...

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Over 200m girls, women experience FGM – UNFPA

Ulla Mueller

The Country Representative, UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Ms Ulla Mueller, on Saturday, February 6, 2021, said over 200 million girls and women had experienced Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) globally. Ms Ulla Mueller She made this known in a statement issued by Mrs Kori Habib, the UNFPA Media Associate in Abuja, in commemoration of the World Zero Tolerance Day for FGM. ...

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Girl Up Nigeria adopts scheme to boost climate action by women, girls

Girl child

Girl Up Nigeria on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 launched one of its projects for 2021. Tagged “She Leads Climate Action”, the project aims to increase the awareness on the importance of adopting a recycling culture in the environment and to increase the number of women and girls who are actively taking climate action in their communities. The girl child: Increased ...

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How COVID-19 pandemic is negatively impacting world population

Facemask Production Training

There are clear evidences to prove that the global health emergency otherwise called COVID-19 has impacted negatively on world population. Women and girls during a face mask manufacture training session in Dukpa Community in Gwagwalada, Abuja Typical of a pandemic, it has affected the population in all ramifications, especially with the increase in maternal mortality. Dr Eyitayo Oyetunji, the acting ...

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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: Groups train women, PWDs, youths on facemask, hand sanitiser production

Facemask Production Training

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) in partnership with Climate and Sustainable Development Network (CSDevNet) and SDGs Thursday through the VSO – Nigeria National Youth Engagement Network (NYEN) have embarked on the training of 162 vulnerable women, families, persons living with​ disabilities (PWDs) and youths on production​ of facemasks and hand sanitisers. Women and girls during the facemask training session in Dukpa ...

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Amid COVID-19, group mobilises young leaders to build gender-equal future

Women Deliver

In claiming lives and wreaking economic havoc throughout Africa, COVID-19 is placing an especially heavy burden on girls and women, primarily because their prominent role as caregivers (both in the workforce and at home) puts them on the frontlines of the pandemic response but also because they are more vulnerable to income and job loss as well as to domestic violence. ...

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Menstrual Hygiene Day: Stakeholders want misconceptions, myths removed

Menstrual Hygiene

 Stakeholders on Thursday, May 28, 2020 called for collective actions toward ending the misconceptions about menstruation by women in the country. Menstrual Hygiene The stakeholders spoken as Nigeria joined the world to commemorate the year’s World Menstrual Hygiene Day. Dr Ebele Okeke, the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Ambassador, in a statement said there should be joint effort at ensuring women had ...

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