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More families now aware of ills of child marriage – Anne Lawal

April 1, 2012

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On April 1, 2012By JOSEPHINE IGBINOVIA Mrs. Anne Lawal is the Senior Programme Officer of Baobab for Women’s Human Rights, a non-governmental organization in the forefront of promoting the rights of women and girls. She spoke with Vista Woman recently in commemoration of the year 2012 International Women’s Day, highlighting progress made on issues affecting […]

Nigeria: Marital Rape – Spoken About Only in Whispers

July 30, 2011

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Tosin Omoniyi29 July 2011 In Nigeria, it is a topic many would rather not talk about but its effects are inherently ravaging not only the female folk and family ties but societal values. Mrs Patricia Ofeme (not real name) was wedded in a high society nuptial about 2 years ago to her heartthrob of many […]

Nigeria: Marital Rape – Spoken About Only in Whispers

July 30, 2011

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Tosin Omoniyi29 July 2011 In Nigeria, it is a topic many would rather not talk about but its effects are inherently ravaging not only the female folk and family ties but societal values. Mrs Patricia Ofeme (not real name) was wedded in a high society nuptial about 2 years ago to her heartthrob of many […]

NIGERIA: Changing attitudes to contraception

July 28, 2011

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Photo: UNFPATraditional leaders’ support has been vital to reproductive health education efforts DAKAR, 27 July 2011 (IRIN) – Health workers say an apparent rise in contraceptive use in Nigeria stems largely from a willingness by traditional and religious leaders in some regions to use their influence in promoting reproductive health. In the predominantly Muslim north, […]

NIGERIA: Changing attitudes to contraception

July 28, 2011

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Photo: UNFPATraditional leaders’ support has been vital to reproductive health education efforts DAKAR, 27 July 2011 (IRIN) – Health workers say an apparent rise in contraceptive use in Nigeria stems largely from a willingness by traditional and religious leaders in some regions to use their influence in promoting reproductive health. In the predominantly Muslim north, […]

Nigeria: One Year After – Girls Still Trapped in Malian Sex Camps

July 20, 2011

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Thousands of trafficked Nigerian girls are trapped under dehumanising conditions as sex slaves in Mali. And for over one year that their condition was brought to the notice of the Federal Government, the agencies in charge – the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NAPTIP and NEMA – seem to be foot-dragging in the quest to rescue […]

Nigeria: One Year After – Girls Still Trapped in Malian Sex Camps

July 20, 2011

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Thousands of trafficked Nigerian girls are trapped under dehumanising conditions as sex slaves in Mali. And for over one year that their condition was brought to the notice of the Federal Government, the agencies in charge – the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NAPTIP and NEMA – seem to be foot-dragging in the quest to rescue […]