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NEW YORK —UN Women on Thursday published a flagship feminist plan for economic recovery and transformation, which aims to learn the lessons of the past and seize the opportunity to handle COVID-related crises better. The UN’s gender equality and empowerment organisation stated this in a report on “UN Women’s Beyond COVID-19: A Feminist Plan for Sustainability and Social Justice’’. The report draws on the latest data, analysis and input from more than 100 global experts...

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Hon Halima Hassan Tukur, a former House of Representatives member who represents Yauri/Sanga/Ngaski federal constituency has encouraged young women seeking knowledge and political positions to be focused and resilient. Hajiya Halima Tukur while addressing members of the Progressive Young Women Forum (PYWF) drawn from the 36 states of the federation and FCT, told the young women to be consistent and visible so that their communities would notice their hard work and their enthusiasm amid a...

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ABUJA —  A political analyst, Mohammed Muazu has called for more commitment to educate and liberate women from the North to take up more leadership positions and be involved in decision-making. Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Saturday, Muazu who said that he is passionate about women empowerment said that for too long women had been held in shackles and limited from participation. From education to political participation and leadership, he...

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Faith Oyedepo, the wife of the Senior Pastor of Living Faith Church World Wide, popularly known as Winners’ Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, has said women who question the position of men are demonic. Oyedepo said this on Friday via her verified Facebook page. Her comment came days after a feminist group slammed her husband when he said feminism leads to frustration and devastation David Oyedepo had said during a sermon to his congregation that “you...

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ENUGU — Professor Joy Ezeilo has associated the increasing rate of sexual and gender-based violence, SGBV, in Nigeria to the patriarchal nature of her society fueled by victims being trapped with their abusers during the covid19 lockdown. Speaking in Enugu during the maiden press week of NOA NUJ chapel, Ezeilo, founder of Women’s Aid Collective, WACOL, called on the secondary school students and other participants present not to feel inferior because of their gender. “In...

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Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno has announced that the bill to domesticate the Child Rights Act is almost ready for his assent to become a law in the state. He made this known during an interaction with Ms. Ulla Mueller, the Country Representative of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), and Woo Chan Chang, the Country Director of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), who paid him a courtesy visit to Maiduguri on Wednesday. The UNFPA...

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KADUNA — A Northern Women group, Jam’iyyar Matan Arewa has called for increased participation of vulnerable especially women and children in governance. The call was made by the president of the group, Hajiya Rabi Saulawa at a two-day North-West zonal public hearing on the proposed amendment of the 1999 constitution in Kaduna. According to her, understanding better what is entailed in gender equity, increased participation of women and vulnerable groups in Governance, then a viable...

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