Increased investment in women empowerment’ll improve Nigeria’s GDP, UN Women regional director, Houinato

September 22, 2023 Benjamin Umuteme 0

UN Women Regional Director for East Africa, West, and Central Africa, Maxime Houinato, has said that in order to bridge the multi-sectoral gender gaps in Nigeria and improve the standard of living for women and girls, there is need for the federal government to commit specific percent of national budgets and development funds to interventions that address gender disparity in Read More

My vision is to reposition Imo state – Ndidi Val-Okeoma

September 22, 2023 Content Editor 0

Ndidi Anike Val-Okeoma, is a gender rights advocate and the managing partner at ’Didi Anike & Partners. She is also the immediate past chairperson, Federation of Female Lawyers (FIDA), Imo state chapter. In this interview with ENE OSHABA, the legal practitioner who contested in the Labour Party (LP) 2023 governorship primary election in Imo state, shares her career journey and Read More

Empowering women and girls through access to safe education 

September 22, 2023 Ene Oshaba 0

In this report, ENE OSHABA examines the unique challenges faced by women and girls in conflict-affected regions and the need to safeguard  their access to education.  The Campaign  The International Day to Protect Education from Attack, which is marked on September  9 every year, serves as a crucial reminder of  the pressing need to ensure that education remains a safe and Read More

NGO to honour women contributing to national development in Abuja

September 17, 2023 Paul Okah 0

  A non governmental organisation, Happy Women Rural Initiative, will on November 24, 2023 hold the second edition of her conference and awards. A press statement from the organisers, Sunday, which was signed by Barrister Mrs Ugo Kalu, stated that the coming conference and awards event is a platform dedicated to celebrating and empowering women in various fields and industries. Read More

Women minister and advocacy for vocational training in school’s curriculum

September 16, 2023 ENE OSHABA 0

The Minister of Women Affairs, Uju Kenedy-Ohaneye, recently advocated for vocational training to be incorporated into school curriculum as a valuable initiative that would have numerous benefits for students, women, and the country as a whole. ENE OSHABA examines the prospect of the initiative. Nigeria faces high rate of youth unemployment hence the advocacy for the introduction of vocational training Read More

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Young women have crucial role in building green Nigeria

September 1, 2023 ENE OSHABA 0

Faith Uyo Adaji, a passionate young activist dedicated to creating positive change in Nigeria, is the FCT Coordinator for Girls Get Equal. In this interview, she speaks to ENE OSHABA on the green skills young women can tap from for economic empowerment. How can young women benefit from green skills? The green message advocacy is centered around promoting environmental awareness, conservation, and sustainable Read More

What women affairs minister should focus on

August 27, 2023 Content Editor 0

Women groups, gender advocates and other stakeholders have continued to set agenda for the newly appointed Minister of Women Affairs, Barrister Uju Kennedy.  Amongst others they want her to prioritise advocacy for women inclusion in governance as investments in gender equity continues to yields returns across society, ENE OSHOBA reports. The newly appointed Minister of Women Affairs Barrister Uju Kennedy, Read More

Advocacy for women’s dignity: When Catholic Women Organisation sensitised members

August 18, 2023 ENE OSOBA 0

The need for women to live meaningful and dignified lives was the core of discussion at a recent retreat organised by the Catholic Women Organisation (CWO) of Nigeria, Abuja Archdiocese (CWOAA), for its members.  In many societies, women are being marginalised and subjected to various forms of discrimination and violence. This contrary to the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Read More

President Tinubu’s 18% female ministers versus campaign promise

August 11, 2023 ENE OSHABA 0

The low representation of women in the much-awaited President Bola Tinubu’s ministerial list formed the core of discussions at a recent conference organised by Women Radio 91.7, ENE OSHABA reports. The ministerial nomination list released by the President has continued to generate lots reactions from Nigerians as it corroborated the retrogressive culture of women’s under-representation. Pointedly, only nine women made the Read More

Nomination of women for positions still low – Gender expert

August 11, 2023 ENE OSHABA 0

Charity Anaja, a gender expert and development advocate, is the advocacy lead and member, Women in Politics Forum (WiPF). She is also a member of the International Institute for Leadership and Governance. In this Interview with ENE OSHABA she speaks on poor women’s representation in President Bola Tinubu’s contrary to his campaign promises. How will you rate women’s representation in Read More

Maputo Protocol @ 20: Case for women’s rights in Africa

July 28, 2023 Content Editor 0

Twenty years after, Maputo Protocol, which is one of the world’s most comprehensive and progressive women’s human rights instruments, is yet to achieve much-desired acceptance in Nigeria. In this report, ENE OSHABA xrays Coalition for the Domestication of the Maputo Protocol (CODMAP) advocacy to promote, and popularise, the protocol in Nigeria.  as one of the many advocacy strategies lined up to promote, Read More

Tinubu’s ministerial list and 35% Affirmative Action

July 21, 2023 Content Editor 0

As Nigerians await President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s ministerial list and other appointments, gender advocates and other stakeholders are canvassing the inclusion of women in governance, even as they have reminded the president of his campaign promise to the Nigerian women, ENE OSHABA reports Campaigns and elections have come and gone and what is most important now is policy making and Read More

Achieving demographic dividend through gender equality

July 7, 2023 ENE OSHABA 0

Ahead of the World Population Day commemorated on July 11, annually, emphasis has been laid on the need for gender equality. In this piece ENE OSHABA examines the benefits in fulfilling the call for a successful demographic transition in the country. Gender equality is when people of all genders have equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities including access to quality healthcare, Read More

 Young women’s experiences as aspirants in the 2023 elections

June 30, 2023 ENE OSHABA 0

The 2023 general elections may have come and gone but the intrigues surrounding its conduct remain fresh in the minds of many, especially young women who ventured into the mucky waters of politics for the first time, ENE OSHABA writes, with particular focus on 26-year-old Rukayat Motunrayo Shittu’s journey to represent Owode-Onire State Constituency in the Kwara State House of Read More

Unlocking financial opportunities for rural women to break poverty

June 23, 2023 ENE OSHABA 0

In this report, ENE OSHABA dwells on the increasing poverty rate amongst rural women, especially in the northern region, as well as organisations in the forefront of creating financial freedom for such women. Poverty has persisted among women in Africa and particularly in Nigeria where rural women still struggle a lot due to poor education coupled with socio-cultural hindrances and Read More

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Gender accountability: GSAI wants media to engage stakeholders, new administration

June 22, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The Gender Strategy Advancement International (GSAI) has called on media professionals to use their platforms to coordinate engagement between stakeholders and set the agenda for the new administration in promoting gender accountability. GSAI executive- director Adaora Sydney-Jack during a capacity-building workshop for reporters and editors held in Abuja, explained that the training aimed to foster dialogue and advocacy for women’s Read More

Breaking down deepening biases against women

June 16, 2023 ENE OSHABA 0

Recent reports by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) stressed the need for the protection and promotion of women’s human rights in the light of deepening biases against women. In this piece, ENE OSHABA examines advocacy for shifting social norms towards gender equality as panacea.  The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 2023 Gender Social Read More

How I thrived as female lawmaker – Shodipe

June 9, 2023 ENE OSHABA 0

Hon Tolu Shodipe is a member of the House of Representatives. She is also the Chairman, House Committee on the Diaspora. She shares her experience as a female parliamentarian and makes case for more women in positions of authority; just as women in parliament and leaders of women’s movement set gender agenda for engagement with the new administration; ENE OSHABA Read More

What hope for Chibok girls, Leah, others as Buhari bows out?

May 26, 2023 ENE OSHABA 0

Nine years after, 96 of the 276 schoolgirls abducted from Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno state, alongside some others kidnapped afterwards, are still in captivity. In this piece, ENE OSHABA queries what fate awaits these kidnap victims as a new administration comes into power today. On April 14, 2014, Boko Haram terrorists abducted 276 school girls from Government Secondary Read More

WACOL launches 50-50 advocacy groups to promote gender equality

May 20, 2023 Ene Oshaba 0

50-50 Action Women Groups, an initiative of Women Aid Collective (WACOL) and other stakeholders of gender equality have been tasked on collective actions to ensure better participation of women in governance through appointive and elective positions in Nigeria. This formed the core of discussions at the national launch of fifty-fifty (50-50) action women advocacy group in Abuja, organised by Women Read More

Int’l Family Day: The need to secure family values, society

May 19, 2023 ENE OSHABA 0

In this report ENE OSHABA focuses on the status of family with regards to values orientation and sustainability as the world marked the International Day of Families on May 15. On 25 September 2015, the 193 member States of the United Nations unanimously adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of 17 goals aimed to eliminate poverty, discrimination, abuse, Read More

Nigerian women still marginalised in politics, governance – Senator Iroegbu

May 12, 2023 ENE OSHABA 0

Seasoned Journalist, researcher, security and public affairs analyst, Senator Iroegbu, speaks to ENE OSHABA on the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda of the United Nations Security Council Resolution UNSCR1325 in Nigeria, among other issues How would you assess the implementation of Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda of the United Nations Security Council Resolution UNSCR1325 in Read More