Maureen Okpe The multi- Party Organization, Women In Politics Forum is calling for applications to its inaugural Young Women in Politics Academy for young women in Benue and Cross River States. The academy which is established with support from the UN Women Nigeria, in recognition of the marginalization of Women in Politics
Senator Iroegbu A justice sector-focused Non-Government Organisation, CLEEN Foundation, has expressed concern that the critical voices of women, religious leaders, youths, civil society organisations and persons living with disabilities are missing in the current membership of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19 pandemic. The Executive Director of CLEEN Foundation, Mr.
Maureen Okpe The Women in Humanitarian Response in Nigeria Initiative (WiHRiNI)--a network of women leaders and women headed Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) involved in humanitarian response in Nigeria-- has commended the federal government's Conditional Cash Transfer Scheme, as well as the release of 46,000 metric tons of rice, 36,495 kegs of
By Liezelle Kumalo and Tsion Tadesse Abebe The 2019 Global Gender Gap Report, developed by the World Economic Forum, says sub-Saharan Africa has achieved significant improvements towards closing the gender gap. The report measures four areas – health, education, work and politics. Ethiopia and Mali are among the countries that have shown the greatest improvement in women’s
•Say 25% of men in Nigeria found it acceptable to beat their wives Maureen Okpe According to the nationally representative data by the Nigerian Demographic and health survey( 2013), 25% of men across Nigeria believe that it is acceptable for a man to beat his wife if, among other reasons she refused
Maureen Okpe Over 150 women groups under the auspices of Women Human Rights Defenders and Concerned Citizens in solidarity with Women Aid Collective (WACOL) has called on the federal government to immediately constitute an independent panel to look into the issue of police impunity in the country. The Founding Director, WACOL Prof.
•FG, NGOs embarks on market sensitization of traders Maureen Okpe The Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and some Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) on Saturday embarked on a walk to sensitise traders on the need to end rape and all forms of violence against women and children. The walk was carried out