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Remi’s new-found platform to address gender inequality

”After the Safe Spaces training, I’ve been able to speak out. I’ve learnt how to be assertive, taking my time in decision making. I learnt about healthy and unhealthy relationships, and how to build a woman’s self-esteem, and it has[...]

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Gender hub gathers more momentum!

Another set of 350 participants drawn from different sectors have just completed the gender course of Gender Sensitive Governance. [...]

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Lady Mechanic initiative (LMI) 10th Anniversary

The Lady Mechanic Initiative (LMI) is a non-governmental organisation established over a decade ago to empower vulnerable girls and women with mechanical and technical skills to enable them become competent and qualified professionals in the field of automotive repairs. The[...]

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Increasing Possibility of a ‘He for She’ Movement in Nigeria

On Thursday 27th November 2014, about 40 male opinion leaders drawn from various states in Nigeria were brought together by the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development (FMWASD). The event was supported by Voices for Change (V4C) and[...]

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An awakening truth sets Agatha free

Agatha Ariwa, 24-year old student of Lagos State Polytechnic believes she now knows the truth. In a chest-thumping manner, the third year Fisheries Technology major says that the truth has set her free. “It’s just the truths that had been[...]

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Human Rights Day, 2014 theme – Human Rights 365

'I call on States to honour their obligation to protect human rights every day of the year. I call on people to hold their governments to account.', "UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon". The UN General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as Human[...]

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H.E. Mrs. Toyin Saraki Redefines Role of Women in Development at SHE Forum Africa

On the 25th of November 2014, which also marked the International Day for the Eradication of Violence Against Women, the Wellbeing Foundation Africa participated in the inaugural SHE Forum Africa, where Founder-President H.E. Mrs. Toyin Saraki delivered the keynote address[...]

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Celebrating women’s rights heroes

On 25 November 1960, three women known as the Mirabal sisters were assassinated by state agents in the Dominican Republic because they dared to challenge the ruling dictator. These women’s rights heroes – women who became symbols of popular and[...]

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16 Days of Activism against Gender – Based Violence Campaign Nov 25 – Dec 10

'Gender-based violence is deeply rooted in societal norms but is interlinked with economic and institutional factors such as women’s access to paid employment and increased education for women as well as men," Maria Correia, the World Bank's sector manager for[...]

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My Dress, My Choice Protest in Kenya

Women take part in a protest along a main street in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, Nov. 17, 2014. The demonstrators were demanding justice for a woman who was attacked and stripped recently in Nairobi by men who claimed that[...]

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