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Serena Williams and Rape: Does She Really Know What’s Inappropriate?

| June 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

The tennis player seems to think it’s wrong to get drunk, but what about wearing skintight dresses for a living – as she does

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Announcing the launch of “Her Story Matters” – Now Open for Women Across the World

| May 1, 2013 | 1 Comment

“Beginning today, the virtual doors are open for what could be the single most profound movement to elevate women of indifference around the globe. Her Story Matters has been established to give women of abuse and sexual discrimination a place to tell their story in an effort to build support, relationships and community for all […]

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Intimate Partner Violence: Women As Victims of Love

| March 4, 2013 | 2 Comments

By Viviane Ifeoma in Lagos “It was a misunderstanding I had with my husband not violence, there was no violence between us, Azuka replied, when I told her I needed to write her story. Her experience is  a very peculiar one. She had no physical assault from her husband but from her brother-in -Law. Azuka’s […]

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Kiss Kiss: Artist debut in Zimbabwe Questions Infidelity

| February 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

A Review by A.A.V. Amasi What a lot of people do not realise, even within Zimbabwe itself is that Zimbabwe has an abundance of creative capital. From the famous Shona sculptures to International music maestros such as Thomas Mapfumo and Oliver Mtukudzi. This weekend I found myself at The National Gallery Of Zimbabwe, this national […]

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Feminism and Intellectual Property: Will Women Judges Make a Difference?

| December 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Women have climbed to the highest apex of judicial power in a number of countries. They have also climbed higher in positions of power in several countries. Both the Chief Justice and Deputy Chief Justice in Zambia as of mid-2012 were female jurists. The Chief Justice of Nigeria is a female. The Chief Justice of […]

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“Lack of Education Stole her Dream”

| November 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

She was sitting amongst a group of women, supervising the cooking of a big pot of ‘Jollof’ rice at a naming ceremony.  I sat watching how they admired the attire of the guests as the griot sang praises to the women linking them to their linage.  Then I observed that she was less busy and […]

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Nigerian Teens Find Power Uses of Urine

| November 13, 2012 | 1 Comment

Leave it to a few enterprising kids to come up with a potentially new energy source – urine. Four 14-year-old Nigerian students in Lagos recently came up with a process that turned a liter of urine into a fuel that generated six hours of electricity, according to Forbes. The key is capturing the hydrogen (safely). […]

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Botswana Women Win Land Inheritance Battle

| October 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Botswana High Court has overturned a customary law which prevented women from inheriting the family home. The judge ruled that the law contravened the constitution, which guarantees equality for men and women. Edith Mmusi and her sisters have fought a five-year legal battle after their nephew said he was the rightful owner of their […]

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Disobedient Wives Should be Beaten: What Obama’s Step Grandmother Has to Say About Women’s Rights

| October 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

(Read the full text at The Root) — No visit to Kenya is complete without calling on Sarah Obama, President Obama’s remarkably sharp 90-year-old step-grandmother, the woman who raised his father, Barack Obama Sr. Since the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign, Westerners have trooped to her door, eager to learn about the president’s African heritage from […]

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Do Feminists Make Bad Relationship Partners?

| September 16, 2012 | 3 Comments

A few days ago I was catching up with an old school classmate of mine from several years ago, over the phone, when the issue of my feminism came up (we’ve been in touch via Facebook, and he reads my articles for which I’m grateful). We were talking about my current relationship status when he asked […]

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