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September Newsletter (PDF)

September Newsletter (PDF) Cultural Barrier among other factors continues to perpetuate the low representation of women in leadership at national, state and local levels in Nigeria. Working experience with women and traditional rulers at the community level in the southeast shows that four (4) out of the five (5) southeastern states have a cultural or […]

The August Meeting

THE AUGUST MEETING The Aba Women’s Riot was a story I heard while growing up but did not pay much attention to. I was oblivious of the impact it made in the lives of women in the eastern part of Nigeria until I relived history in the play titled “The August Meeting”. The play which […]

Activity Report: Citizenship, Democracy and The Culture of Transactional Politics in Nigeria confrence.

Activity Report: Citizenship, Democracy and The Culture of Transactional Politics in Nigeria confrence. Date of Activity: November, 13th – 14th , 2018. Participants: Youth Leaders and Influencers from all geo-political zones in Nigeria.   Introduction In June 2018, the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Foundation in collaboration with the Olusegun Obasanjo Library convened a retreat to explore […]

Statement on the Just Concluded Political Parties’ Primaries and its Gender Implication for Nigeria’s Democracy.

Alliances for Africa (AfA) Statement on the Just Concluded Political Parties’ Primaries and its Gender Implication for Nigeria’s Democracy. Several days, after the just concluded political parties’ primaries election in Nigeria with special reference to the South-Eastern Nigeria. Citizens especially women have raised concerns querying the fairness of the primaries. Nigeria is on the verge […]

CELEBRATING THE MAPUTO PROTOCOL AT 15.

CELEBRATING THE MAPUTO PROTOCOL AT 15. The African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa also known as “Maputo Protocol”, was adopted by the Assembly of the African Union in Maputo, Mozambique on 11 July 2003. The protocol is a legal instrument with the most comprehensive articulation on women’s […]

Sexual harassment among others, a continued struggle for Women who participate in Nigerian Politics

ABA- PARTICIPANTS at a one day programme on Women  In Politics organized by the Alliance for Africa (AFA) in partnership with UNWOMEN Funds For Gender Equity (FGE) have identified  Sexual  Harassment, Culture, Election violence and Stigmatization as some of the major obstacles hindering the active participation of women in the politics of Abia state. The participants who were gathered […]

NFF: Press Release on Plateau Killings

PRESS RELEASE:   The Nigerian Feminists Forum (NFF) is dismayed and alarmed by what appears to be an overwhelming rise in killings in Nigeria’s central state of Plateau. The coordinated retaliatory attack took place on Monday June 25, 2018 in 11 villages in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area left many innocent people dead especially women […]

Fresh Herdsmen Genocide In Plateau State

  No fewer than 120 persons were weekend killed in several villages in Barkin Ladi, Mangu and Riyom local government areas of Plateau State in fresh attacks by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen, while over 200 others sustained gunshot injuries. However, Commander of the Special Military Task Force, Major General Anthony Atolagbe, last night confirmed […]