INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: THE GENDER AGENDA GAINING MOMENTUM. BY FUNMI FALANA

International Women’s Day is an annual event held on March 8 every year to celebrate women and their achievements. It is also designed to sensitize people to the rights and plights of women globally. The first international women’s day took place on March 19, 1911. The International Women’s Day wa

s later moved to March 8, in 1913.

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Mrs Falana speaks about domestic violence in Nigeria

Lagos lawyer, human rights activist and the CEO of Women Empowerment and Legal Aids (WELA), Funmi Falana is the wife of radical lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN).

In this explosive interview with NAIJ.com’s David Oladele, she unraveled the issues behind the alarming rate of domestic violence in Lagos and Nigeria at large, and reveals the kind of person that her husband truly is.

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Michelle Obama calls for women empowerment in Africa

Published on Aug 6, 2014

US First Lady Michelle Obama, joined by her predecessor Laura Bush, speaks about the need to empower African youth and educate women and girls on the last day of the US-Africa summit in Washington, DC on August 6, 2014.


Be a Voice not an Echo – Child Marriage is Wrong

Photo credit: Wellbeing Foundation

In Nigeria, 43% of girls are married off before their 18th birthday. 17% are married before they turn 15.

The prevalence of child marriage varies widely from one region to another, with figures as high as 76% in the North West region and as low as 10% in the South East.

While data shows a 9% decline in the prevalence of child marriage since 2003, action is needed to prevent thousands of girls from being married in the coming years.

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