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V4C Gender E-learning Hub growing more Gender Practitioners

The GenderHub is V4C’s online resource center. It was commissioned in September 2014, and has run three course sessions on the theme gender and sensitive governance. Since the launch, the Hub has generated over 25,000 visits and 886 documents downloaded.[...]

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International Women’s Day – Theme 2015, #MakeItHappen

International Women’s Day 2015 Theme: MAKE IT HAPPEN All around the world, International Women’s Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality. Make It Happen is the 2015 theme for our internationalwomensday.com global[...]

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Malawi Bans Child Marriage And Lifts Minimum Age To 18

Malawi has made a sensational stride in passing a bill that raises the minimum age for marriage from 15 to 18. Girls are currently allowed to marry at 16, or 15 with parental consent. But many marry much younger. In addition to[...]

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Former chauvinist to take gender equality into real life politics

Twenty-three year old Ikenna Nwafor, is a Mass Communications student of the Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu, and fifth of six children in a Christian family where one child is female and love flows from equality. However, as a[...]

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How Najibu’s Attitude to the Fair Sex Turned Full Circle

Najibu, real name Najib Abbas, is a 25-year old final year student of Agricultural Economics and Extension at Bayero University Kano, who plans to go into Agric. business later in life. The first in a family of six children, Najibu[...]

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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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