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Female Gender Mutilation:The Barbaric Practice Part 2

By Fareeda Munir The Womenfolk Women are deceived into allowing FGM and FGC.  If they show any resistance to the practice they are forced to comply.  Asabe, a university graduate and local government health worker in Kaduna said her in-laws insisted on tribal marks and uvulectomy for her first two sons.  And it became a battle between her and the ...

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Female Gender Mutilation:The barbaric Practice part 1

BY Fareeda Munir Hello, my name is Fareedah Munir, let’s talk about female genital cutting. In our high school Model United Nations class, the teacher and a classmate asked me about female genital mutilation. That was the first time I heard about it.  Looking slyly at each other and then looking back at me, they showed me a map on the ...

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Dilemma Of A Fulani Girl

By Zainab Hassana Aminu Permit me to start up with this question; why do people get married? To many, the answer to the above question is not far-fetched; to love and be loved. As true as calling a spade by its name,  there is more to marriage than just for love. And one of the burning issues that has been ...

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All Hail The King

By Fatima Abubakar Compelled by boredom one beautiful afternoon in 2010, I turned on the TV and I saw a program running, at first I thought ‘ah, spare me, yan siyasan Nigeria ne, yan karya’. Then I flipped through channels and came back to Silverbird TV, the title of the program was very catchy. It was ‘Silverbird MAN OF THE ...

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Why Ads In Mainstream Media Have Female Representation All Wrong

Ever since the advertising industry made its boom with the historic peak in consumer consumption of the early 1950s, women have been overtly portrayed in unrealistic, humiliating, misogynistic, objectifying, demeaning, erotic, hyper-sexualized and outright disparaging ways. Cameras have stubbornly captured women and girls alike while sitting in intriguing poses, wearing succinct clothes, and flashing parts of their voluptuous bodies. They ...

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Women For Health (W4H) Graduation Ceremony

By Aisha Yanleman “Inadequate Numbers of female health workers has been described as the factors that lead to maternal mortality in rural areas.” The National programme manager Women for Health(W4H), Dr.Fatima Adamu stated this at the at the graduation ceremony of 110 health workers graduates, who are from Northern Nigeria which includes Jigawa, Kano , Zamfara, Yobe and Katsina in ...

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COMMONSENSE 101:STUFF WE NEED TO STOP SAYING

  Samirah Abdu Guye So some time ago, I was lurking on Facebook as usual, putting my beak into other people’s businesses……. Then, (cue in Indian music for when something bad is about to happen), I came across a post shared by some peeps on my timeline. It was written by an accomplished Northern woman who I have always (and ...

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GIRLS TO WOMEN IN NORTHERN NIGERIA

  By Balkisu Muhammad. Growing up as a girl in Northern Nigerian society is very different from any other society. The Northern Nigerian society as we all know is very conservative in nature. As a girl you are also expected to be conservative and reserved in everything you do. In your dressing, your interactions with others, you are not allowed ...

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10 Inspirational Quotes by African Women Leaders

As we celebrate international women’s day lets look at some memorable quotes by strong African leaders who inspire us and  continue to set the bar higher for women everywhere. 1.“The seed of success on any nation on earth are best planted in women and children”-former president of Malawi Joyce Banda 2.”If your dreams don not scare you they are not ...

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The Husband’s Throne aka Kujeran Mai gida

By Fareeda Munir The first time I heard of “kujeran maigida” was about a decade ago, when my cousin told me to get off a chair that belonged to her husband.  I was confused and thought it was rude, because he was not sitting on it.  In fact, he was not even in the house.  I felt insulted as a guest.  Because I thought ...

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