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The free woman

  There are many things that we talk about without really talking about them, like the legacy of unhealed wounds passed from mother to daughter, generation after generation. Many of our mothers had no idea that they...

The failed woman: Binta Kasim Mohammed

Where does the concept of the failed woman stem from? Society needs to redefine what failure and success are. And women themselves also need to redefine success or failure while making life decisions. From the beginning of...

Living under a tyrant: Khadijah Gambo Hawaja

"For a very long time, girls and women have had to go through a series of untold hardships, yet the society through the use of an oppressive culture and manipulation of divine scriptures blessed and...

Rape and the uncertain world for the Girl child

Every day when you hear of rape cases, you wonder whether the world has gone bananas; what has come of humanity that it now preys on its own, the womenfolk?  Long before the case of...

Save-our-soul: Change the narrative

When we were younger, we were told, as girls, to sit a certain way, crossing our legs, poised daintily, making sure not to take up too much space on the chair. When I was starting...

Worse than Covid19: Rape, leadership failure and institutional tolerance.

Covid19 may be the global epidemic identified by the WHO, but in some countries, it could be facing worse epidemics than the disease. The past weeks have been extremely overwhelming especially for those from countries...