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How Educational Institutions can promote Gender Equality

Educational institutions that are supposed to be the hallmark of enlightenment many times fuel gender inequality. It shows in the big decisions, chore assignments, and in little conversations. To achieve gender equality, we have to promote it in our schools. Here are ways we can: 1. Encourage female leadership. Don’t automatically choose male leaders or […]

Dashed Hopes – A short story to commemorate Internatonal day of education

Panting, Miriam sat under the mango tree, hands on her jaw.    She had just run out from the room adjoining the parlour from where she had overheard her father discussing with the yellow-stained teeth pot-bellied short man, Mr Lazarus.    Tears rolled down her eyes as their conversation played in her mind:   “My […]

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD 2019 -WORDS ON MARBLE -LETTER TO A YOUNG GIRL

Today is the International Day of the Girl Child and the theme for this year is GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable. This is a letter from my heart to every young girl born or living in a patriarchal society like ours. I know that your identity and destiny has already been foretold even before your existence. […]

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD 10 DAY COUNTDOWN

TEN DAY COUNTDOWN In present-day Nigeria, the advocacy for the education of the girl-child has gained astronomical audience and enviable attention. Why? No one wants to be labelled unsympathetic towards the girl-child in a bid to realise her dreams, with or without her voice defining who she wants to be. The sixty-four-thousand-dollar question remains: when […]

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