Our Stories

  • Oct 21, 2013

    n a country where female participation in professional life has traditionally been limited, the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), established 25 years ago, stands as a key pillar in the efforts to increase women access and leadership in the media.

  • Oct 17, 2013

    For Senatorial candidate Princess Kemi Oluwatumi, standing in the shadows and hoping for change was never an option. Whilst living abroad, she came to the realization that for the plight of women in Nigeria to improve, she had to come back home and make a difference herself.

  • Oct 10, 2013

    Peace has finally returned to Agila. Fifteen years ago, things were very different. A leadership crisis in the small farming community in the state of Benue tore the community apart when two chiefs vied for leadership, beginning a prolonged conflict that cost lives and displaced thousands.

  • Oct 10, 2013

    As a former secondary school teacher, and as the current Special Assistant on Appointment Management to the Governor of Ondo State in Nigeria, Taiye Gabriel knows the value of a clear plan in achieving one’s goals. So, when Taiye attended a workshop that laid out a twelve point plan for enacting gender responsive policies, she was suitably impressed.

  • Oct 9, 2013

    When you meet disability rights advocate Ekaete Umoh, the first thing that comes to mind is how one person can have such motivation. Whether it is engaging with disability rights groups across Nigeria, lobbying parliament to introduce Nigeria’s first Disability Rights Bill, providing training to encourage persons with a disability to run for office, or personally talking with the numerous people who ask her advice on a daily basis, Ekaete’s passion and commitment means that she does nothing half hearted.

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