Forced Child Marriage and Labour

Forced Child Marriage and Labour

It is also very sad to note that in this 21st century, women in Africa are still compelled into marital unions outside of their choices as they as still being seen as commodities that are meant for the highest bidder at the pleasure of whoever has authority over them. Her personal feelings are relegated. Love has no role in this regard. Little is exposed of the unsuspecting teenage girls that are exported across various parts

Workplace/Profession Gender Inequality

Workplace/Profession Gender Inequality

Till date, some positions are still seen as exclusively for the men. This trend has hindered not a few women from pursuing their dreams in the areas so designated as the preclusive reserve of the male folk. As a result, the natural deposits in such amazons are never exploited nor explored and the society never benefit from such reservoir of nature. Across board in virtually all disciplines and professions, women in Africa don’t aspire beyond

UNHEALTHY & INHUMAN CULTURAL PRACTICE CORPSE SWEARING

UNHEALTHY & INHUMAN CULTURAL PRACTICE CORPSE SWEARING

Corpse swearing: If a young wife dies in Africa, it is seen as a natural incidence. But the contrary is the case if a young husband dies as all manners of printable and unprintable means are employed and deployed to paint the innocent widow guilty of the murder of her own husband. It is double tragedy for the young woman as she is still grappling with her new widowhood status and then the burden of

FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION-FGM

FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION-FGM

GIRL-CHILD GENITAL MUTILATION Despite the huge awareness and outcry against it, female circumcision is still a common sight in Nigeria and most parts of Africa. Aside from the fact that it reduces the libido and sexuality of its victims, female circumcision has no known benefit whatsoever. Alike “Breast Ironing”, it is a practice that has been traditionally and culturally perpetuated for the “good” of girls with life time negative psychological impairment

BREAST IRONING

BREAST IRONING

Breast Ironing: For many girls around the world, the onset of puberty represents a time of uncertainty, even anxiety, as their bodies change. But for approximately 3.8 million girls around the world that anxiety turns to anguish, as the start of adolescence brings with it a practice called “breast ironing.” ”… is practiced in Chad, Guinea Bissau, Togo, and Benin. It is most common in Cameroon, where nearly a quarter of girls and women have