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VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN; CAUSES, PANACEA AND PROSPECTS. Part 1Shortlisted for Stage 1 

Once upon a time as a child, I saw quite a number of women violated under different conditions and it looked like the order of the day including the ones I hold dear to myself. I grew up with a lot of questions in mind and anger towards my sex because at the time it felt more like a curse than blessing until I …

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                                                      A career woman is a woman with a full time paid job. The female CEO or MD in a big organization is a career woman, the business woman in the market is a career woman, the female accountant is a career woman, …

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Bloodshot eyes, swollen mouth, and the shaking hands, you would think she just got out of a street fight. But, this is from a street fight, she got this from one person, one man, who was supposed to be her husband, she was 27. Cases like this fill up the daily news, it’s the topic of discussion at many women …

Empowering African women through culture in a digitalized global systemrubyWrites2016 Finalist 

I came here to write an article, but somehow I find myself writing a story, maybe it’s because the things that women have had to go through over the years seem so over the top to me that I almost wish I could dismiss them as being nothing more than a colourful children’s tale, or maybe because …

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  Culture, they say, is a way of life of a people; the culmination of their values, norms, belief systems, behavioral patterns, history and traditions, preserved and passed down  from their ancestors through generations whilst also being re-modified to accommodate the changes of the times. If this is the …

EMPOWERING AFRICAN WOMEN THROUGH CULTURE IN A DIGITALISED GLOBAL SYSTEMrubyWrites2016 Finalist 

The African woman and her culture cannot be separated; for it is her identity, her uniqueness, which crowns her beauty. The African culture has over time undergone and is still undergoing evolution. Thus providing the African woman a platform for continuous empowerment, upon which more can be achieved with regards …

SHEROES (EMPOWERING AFRICAN WOMEN THROUGH CULTURE IN A DIGITALIZED GLOBAL SYSTEM.rubyWrites2016 Second Runner Up 

‘Open your legs!’ ordered Alhaji Waju. 12years old Aisha murmured a plea admist sobs. ‘Shut up! I didn’t buy you from your parents for nothing’ Alhaji spat back whilst savaging her black triangle. ********************************************* 9MONTHS LATER. CITY HOSPITAL. …

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I have heard people say, “You belong to the kitchen, sitting room and the other room”, – PMB, “…just like the rest of your folks, you can’t do anything right“- Anonymous, “Look at his wife. …standing there. She had nothing to say” – DT. These and more are the degrading …