Category: Women’s Rights

  • THE ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN IN POLITICS

    THE ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN IN POLITICS

    It has often been said that what a man can do, a woman can do better. Of course, this saying is often met with much criticism and cynicism because it is more widely accepted that women are the ‘weaker’ vessel. Physically maybe, but as the years go by, it is becoming more acceptable for women ...
  • ARE THERE SUFFICIENT LAWS PROTECTING WOMEN FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA?

    ARE THERE SUFFICIENT LAWS PROTECTING WOMEN FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA?

    Domestic violence is a problem in Nigeria as in many parts of Africa and the world.  Domestic violence and other forms of violence against women are reported to be of epidemic proportions and this ugly trend is on the rise in Nigeria. There is a deep cultural belief in Nigeria that it is ...
  • THE IMPACT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN

    THE IMPACT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN

    Domestic violence is a global problem of enormous proportions. Violence against women and children has become a global public health problem of epidemic proportions; some 35% of all women experience either intimate partner or non-partner violence. Intimate partner violence is the most common ...
  • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: AFRICAN COUNTRIES AND A DEARTH OF LAWS

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: AFRICAN COUNTRIES AND A DEARTH OF LAWS

    Violence in any form is an evil that causes great and untold physical and emotional trauma to its victims. Domestic violence is violence that occurs within a home or household and could be between spouse to spouse or parent to child(ren). Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behaviour that ...
  • THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN PEACE AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION

    THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN PEACE AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION

    It has been stated that 90% of victims of conflicts are civilians with the majority of that percentage being women and children; therefore women have been tagged as “victims” of conflicts. Defining women as victims has limited their opportunities for participation in policy making and peace ...
  • INCREASING WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP IN NIGERIA THROUGH AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

    INCREASING WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP IN NIGERIA THROUGH AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

    “Don’t just stand for the success of other women – insist on it’’- Gail Blanke. Having access to leadership positions in Nigeria is not easy for millions of women taking part in elective politics as they lack the support and opportunity to compete with other male politicians. Voters also fail ...
  • GENDER BASED WAGE INEQUALITY

    GENDER BASED WAGE INEQUALITY

    There is a popular adage that says ‘’All men are created equal”. We would hope that this includes and refers to women too. Books and intellectual properties claim that this is indeed true but the realities that most women face in all spheres of life tell a very different story. The United ...
  • TERRORISM AND THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY SLAVERY

    TERRORISM AND THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY SLAVERY

    There has been so much talk in recent times about the global fight against terrorism, its multifarious impact on the global economy and the way it seems to be spreading especially with regards to the attendant ills that have become part of the 21st century terror acts. The focus of this piece ...
  • NIGERIA’S GENDER AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY BILL: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING?

    NIGERIA’S GENDER AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY BILL: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING?

    Nigeria’s 8th Senate’s rejection of the “Gender Parity and Prohibition of Violence Against Women Bill” elicited a lot of outrage from Nigerians. This prompted the Senate President, Bukola Saraki in response to a tweet by the social commentator Japheth Omojuwa on 15th March, 2016 (same day the ...
  • THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN IN NIGERIA

    THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN IN NIGERIA

    Today, the issue of Women’s Rights has become a buzz word the world over. It is a great concern to many that women are deprived of their human rights. It has been a burning issue in different parts of the world, yet some think it is all a propaganda blown out of proportion usually because ...