Today as we mark World Environment Day (WED) 2014, the maxim “we do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children” is worth reflecting on! I find it both inspirational and tragic – inspirational in the sense that each one of us has a responsibility to preserve and protect our […]

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  #MenstruationMatters Tweetathon May 28, 2014: Celebrate First Menstrual Hygiene Day-Together We Can #BreakTheSilence Join #MenstruationMatters  Tweetathon in celebrating Menstrual Hygiene Day!   Hosted by LEPA Initiative  FEMNET & The Red Elephant Foundation. In Your Respective Time Zones. May 28. All Day. We welcome reflections and posts on Facebook, poems, songs, blog posts, articles, photos and more on Why #MenstruationMatters to you. […]

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In celebration of “Africa Day”, Make Every Woman Count and FEMNET are inviting you to join us on twitter and facebook on the 26th May to share with us the Africa you want by using the hashtag #TheAfricaWeWant. Don’t feel constrained by the characters – you can send us poetry, songs, articles, pictures, blog posts. […]

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Today is a global day of action to amplify calls to #BringBackOurGirls. Today marks one month since heavily armed attackers stormed the Secondary School in Chibok, Nigeria and abducted over 300 girls with additional girls abducted thereafter. Latest reports indicate that the schoolgirls are now being used to negotiate the exchange of imprisoned Boko Haram […]

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The African Women’s Development and Communication Network, FEMNET, has called on hundreds of its members across over 40 African countries to organize and mobilize peaceful demonstrations at Nigerian Embassies around the continent on Thursday, 15th May 2014, also the International Day of the Family, to express pan-African solidarity with the abducted Nigerian school girls, their […]

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By Hafsat Mohammed Baba On this special day mothers and motherhood is celebrated all over the world. Women are the pillar and the strength of the family, an embodiment of love. Mothers are always protective of their children and have been blessed with enormous energy to shoulder responsibility and tasks in the home, office, market […]

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By Felogene Anumo Exactly eight months ago, September 11, 2014 I was blessed with the most precious gift in this world, a lovely BABY GIRL. Today also marks International Mother’s Day, an occasion to pay tribute and offer gratitude to mothers. Even as I hold her close and cherish all the special memories created and […]

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The Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR) stands in solidarity with African women across the continent, marking February 4th– the annual day of action to support, demand, and defend women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. Women’s groups in countries all over Africa are mobilising for the recognition and respect of their sexual, reproductive […]

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On the International Day of the Girl, we ask you to join us in demanding justice for Liz, a 16 year old girl who was beaten and gang-raped on her way home from her grandfather’s funeral and dumped in a pit latrine in Busia, Kenya. She is now wheelchair bound with a broken spine and […]

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