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No to Gender-Based Violence at the Workplace & Our Communities: Ratify Convention 190

On 21 June 2019, the ILO Convention C190 against Violence and Harassment, and accompanying Recommendation R206 were adopted at the International Labour Conference (ILC),...

“Will I Be Next?” Why the Death Penalty Won’t Protect Us (And What Might)*

Uyinene Mrwetyana, a 19-year old student at the University of Cape Town was raped and killed at the beginning of the month. This sparked...

ARREST OF 70 WOMEN: ABUJA IS NOT IN BONDAGE!

The Socialist Workers and Youth League (SWL) calls for the immediate release of over 70 women arrested over the weekend in clubs in Abuja...

NLC Women Mark IWD and Mobilise Against Gender-based Violence

This year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) was unique in two way. Firstly, it came up as the ILO marks its centenary. Secondly it was...

Market women show how to organise against sexual harassment at work

Sexual harassment has long been rife in many work places, including markets. Now women are mobilising in protest.  They are organising against the blatant...

Women Should Have the Human Right to Control their Own Bodies

Population growth has been in the news as the UN announced that by 2050 Nigeria may become the third largest country in the world,...

A Feminist Manifesto for The 99%

A new feminist wave is reinventing the strike. In Poland in October 2016, over a hundred thousand women staged walkouts and marches to oppose...

Women Were in a Stronger Position in Pre-Colonial Days

In pre-colonial days women had clear economic opportunities within the social system. In fact, before the middle of the twentieth century, Nigerian women traditionally played a...

Women’s Involvement in Unions is Important

A trade union is an organization of workers who have come together to achieve common goals. These include attaining better wages and benefits (such...

Global Campaign Against Sexual Harassment

The #MeToo movement against sexual harassment of women took off in reaction to the sexual assault revelations against the Hollywood film director, Harvey Weinstein....

Domestic Abuse in Nigeria

‘We are brought up to think suffering this violence is OK’ Domestic violence, widespread sexual harassment and abuse are serious problems in Nigeria. One government...

Legalisation of Abortion Would Reduce Suffering

The right for a woman to control her own body should be a fundamental human right.  Every woman should be able to control her...

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Nicholas Mbah Freed, fight to #FreeKogi2 & Kemi Ogunniyi NOW

Nicholas Mbah, who participated actively in the EndSARS protest was released on Wednesday after being illegally detained under gruesome conditions at the notorious Kirikiri...

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The 1989 Anti-SAP Revolt

In 1989, thousands rose in protest against the IMF and World Bank-inspired Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP). This supported the lavish lifestyles of corrupt government...