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WIPF inaugurates young women political academy in Benue, Cross River

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

COVID-19: CLEEN Foundation Calls for More Inclusive, Gender Sensitive PTF Membership

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.

COVID-19: Group Commends FG, Urges right channeling of relief materials

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

COVID -19: Implications on women as caregivers, low earners.

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to battle the Coronavirus outbreak, Maureen Okpe looks at how the pandemic affects women in the society The spread of COVID - 19 (Coronavirus) in Nigeria has continued to gradually increase as record has hit over 130 cases confirmed between 27th February and

Is Africa equal and enabled enough to empower women?

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