Women

The Importance of Psychosocial Support for Survivors

“Psychosocial support is the gentle whisper that reminds survivors that hope, resilience, and happiness are still within their grasp.” Psychosocial support plays a crucial role in helping survivors of trauma, including survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), heal and rebuild their lives. Here’s why psychosocial support is essential: Emotional Healing: Survivors of SGBV often …

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Breaking the Silence: Combating Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)

In our society today, it is disheartening to acknowledge the harsh reality of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) experienced by many individuals. SGBV refers to violence inflicted upon individuals based on their gender, particularly targeting women and girls. This issue transcends geographical boundaries and cultural differences, plaguing communities worldwide. To address this epidemic, we must …

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Catcalling: A Harmful and Common Form of Gender-Based Violence Against Women

Catcalling, also known as street harassment, is a form of gender-based violence that women and girls face daily. It can range from whistling, yelling, honking, and other unwanted comments and gestures that can make women feel unsafe and uncomfortable. Despite its prevalence, catcalling is often dismissed as harmless or even flattering, but in reality, it …

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Health for All: The Urgent Need to Address the Health of Women and Girls in Nigeria.

Health is a fundamental human right, yet it remains elusive for millions of people around the world. The theme for this year’s World Health Day is “Health for All”, emphasizing the importance of universal access to quality healthcare. When it comes to women’s and girls’ health in Nigeria, there is still much work to be …

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Starting Strong: Tips for Embracing a New Month with Positivity and Purpose

As a new month begins, it’s a perfect time to reflect on the past and focus on the future. It’s an opportunity to set new goals, create new plans, and start fresh. However, it’s common to feel unmotivated or overwhelmed at the start of a new month. That’s why it’s essential to encourage people to …

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Unite Against Hate and Discrimination: Let’s Spread Love Instead!

Hate and discrimination are two destructive forces that have plagued humanity for centuries. They are fueled by ignorance, fear, and intolerance, and can have serious consequences for individuals and entire communities. In today’s world, it’s more important than ever to stand up against hate and discrimination and say no to these harmful attitudes and behaviors. …

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THE IMPACT OF THE WATER CRISIS ON WOMEN AND GIRLS

The water crisis disproportionately affects women and girls in a variety of ways. They are frequently in charge of collecting water for their households, which can be a time-consuming and difficult task. As a result, they have little time to devote to education or other productive endeavors. The water crisis exacerbates existing gender inequalities and …

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WOMENS POLITICAL EMPOWERMENT PROJECT

A low representation of women in political decision-making processes plagues Nigeria. The factors making for this unfortunate situation are varied and include: a lacking legislative framework to guarantee a minimum representation of women; an absence of mechanisms to unite women in politics across party lines to advocate for gender-responsive reforms that seek to promote equality …

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WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT IMAGE-BASED SEXUAL ABUSE

In 2022, a lot of Nigerian celebrities had explicit videos of them in consensual sexual acts leaked to the public. Before them, many such images and videos were posted by scorned lovers and perverts of unknowing persons, especially women. The intent of this is to humiliate and intimidate the victims while in other non-malicious cases, …

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