WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER AUGUST 11, 2017

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER AUGUST 11, 2017 Tunisia passes historic law to end violence against women and girls Tunisia made historic strides by passing its first national law to combat violence against women on 26 July, 2017. The long-awaited legislation, which passed...

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER August 4, 2017

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER August 4, 2017 Women face uphill task as they fight for their space in political arena Though, Kenya having a strong and enabling legal framework to support gender equality and give women equal opportunities, they still lag behind on all...

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER July 28, 2017

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER July 28, 2017 In Kenya women gear up for County elections Abdia Gole, 33, is a recent graduate of Business Management from one of the leading universities in Kenya, and a candidate for the upcoming County Assembly elections for Gorbo Ward,...

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER July 21, 2017

Amazons In Lagos Grassroots Election Before now, many believe vying for political office is all about the men while women are expected to sit back and cheer the men folk. Women seem to have taken the bull by the horn, as many are now interested in contesting for...

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER July 14, 2017

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER July 14, 2017 Gender equality is a precondition for all other global goals to be met Gender equality and women’s empowerment are integral to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This thematic spotlight is part of a series...

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER July 7, 2017

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER July 7, 2017 14-year-old Nigerian filmmaker, Zuriel Oduwole honored by UNESCO Zuriel Oduwole, the 14-year-old Nigerian filmmaker, and advocate, who has received much fame on the international scene recently, was a guest of the United Nations...

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER July 3, 2017

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER July 3, 2017 Planning and budgeting for empowerment and equality Public plans and budgets are an expression of national priorities. When they take gender into account, they can be designed to end discrimination. Read more All-Girls Teen...

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER JUNE 23, 2017

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER JUNE 23, 2017 Today is Int’l #WidowsDay! There are 285million widows worldwide.They have the right to independent life after loss. Statement: Widows’ rights to independent life and livelihood after loss UN Women statement for...

Profile of Hon. (Mrs.) Adebimpe Akinsola

HON. (MRS.) ADEBIMPE AKINSOLA J.PIL was born on 6th October, 1961 in Igbogbo Area of Ikorodu, Lagos. She started her educational pursuit at U.A.M.C (eleja) Primary school, Igbogbo from 1970 to 1975. Her passion for impacting positive values in people geared her...

Profile of Bola Kuforiji Olubi

Bola Kuforiji Olubi  was born in September 28, 1936. A Nigerian noblewoman, banker and federal minister of commerce. She graduated from the University of London in 1963 with B. Sc honours in Economics. She was a fellow of Institute of Charted Accountants, England and...

Profile Sola David-Borha CEO STANBIC IBTC HOLDINGS PLC

is described as a woman with a strong personality and a high IQ. Apart from being declared as one of the highest paid CEOs in Nigeria, she also serves as an associate pastor at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, City of David parish. She holds a B.Sc Economics...

Profile of Bola Adesola, MD/CEO Standard Chartered

Bola Adesola joined Standard Chartered as the MD/CEO in 2011 and in 2013. She was chosen as the winner of the “Outstanding Woman in Business” category at the Africa Business Awards 2013. This year, Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations Secretary-General announced her...

Profile of Josephine Obiajulu Okei-Odumakin

Dr. Josephine Joe Obiajulu Okei-Odumakin was born in Zaria on July 4, 1966. She obtained most of her formal education in Ilorin. She holds a Bachelor of Education [English], Master of education [Guidance & Counseling], Ph.D. [History and Policy of Education]. ...

Profile Of Mrs (Pharm) Uzamat Akinibile

Pharm (Mrs) Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, has before now, carved a niche for herself in developing and alleviating poverty at the grassroots. As Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Lagos Youth, senior and aged citizens, beggars/destitute and people living with...

Profile of Adejoke Victoria Orelope-Adefulire

Victoria Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire was born on September 29, 1959, in Lagos state.  She is a Nigerian politician. She was the former Deputy-Governor of Lagos State from 2011-2015. Prior to that, she was the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation...

Profile of Dr Idiat Oluranti Adebule

Dr Idiat Oluranti Adebule was born in Ojo Alaworo in Ojo local government area of Lagos State. Dr Adebule is a writer, Educationist, and a politician. She began her working career as an academic at Lagos State College of Primary Education (LACOPED), Noforija, Epe as a...

Profile of Prof. Chioma Agomo

Professor Chioma Agomo obtained an LL.B. and LL.M. from the Queen Mary College, University of London and was subsequently admitted to practice law at the Nigerian Bar. She is currently a professor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos, Nigeria where she has also...

Profile of Chief Onikepo Akande

The transformative leader for the month of March is Chief Onikepo Akande. She is the current president of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, she assumed office on December 5, 2015. Born October 29 1944, she studied accountancy at the University of North...