WOMEN

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...

It is a Woman’s Right to Control Her Own Body!

In January of this year, some five million women took to the streets in 673 marches across the world.  These women marched against Trump...

Capitalism and the “private family”

The peasant family, which existed before colonialism across most of Nigeria, was a productive unit. Men were heads of the household, but women and...

History of Women’s Oppression

Women’s oppression is the most deeply entrenched oppression. It is seen as biological, psychological, universal and age-old. This view impacts on how we understand...

We Should All Be Feminists

“I would like to ask that we begin to dream about and plan for a different world. A fairer world. World of happier men...

2016 International Women’s Day: a Pledge for Parity

This year International Women’s Day was celebrated at Federal Might House, Gudu, the Federal Capital Territory Secretariat of the Nigeria Civil Service Union (NCSU). The...

What does the Ese Oruru case say about Women’s Rights?

The case of Ese Oruru is a tragedy for this young woman, but also indicative of the position of many women in our society...

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Union-busting Coscharis Management Must Be Fought and Defeated

At a meeting called to resolve the standoff between Automobile Boatyard Transport Equipment and Allied Senior Staff Association (AUTOBATE) and the management of Coscharis...

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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...