Gender inequalities lead to gender inequities in access to health care, income levels, education and promotion in employment, political participation and representation. It increases the risk of violence against women and hinders the ability of victims to seek help. Gender-based violence (GBV) is a human rights violation and a consequence of power and gender inequalities […]

The widespread use of plastic, especially the single-use type, results in an increase in plastic wastes, polluting both land and ocean. Since plastic doesn’t degrade, when improperly disposed of, they end up accumulating in waterways and soil, contributing to greenhouse gases and posing great risk to animal and human health, as well as the environment. […]

There are about 25 million people with disabilities (PwDs) in Nigeria. This number makes up 29% of the 84 million PwDs in Africa; over half of whom are women. When compared to other regions, the North East is home to most PwDs in Nigeria due to the ongoing conflict and insurgency. PwDs in Nigeria, like […]

Today, 21 September 2020, begins the week-long commemoration of ‘International Week of the Deaf’ (IWD), with the theme ‘Reaffirming Deaf People’s Human Rights’. The World Foundation of the Deaf (WFD) started the IWD in Rome in 1958 to create awareness about human rights issues and other disadvantages experienced by deaf people in their daily lives. […]

Disease is a major constraint that threatens productivity of rural chicken farmers in Nigeria, of which Newcastle Disease is said to be the most devastating. A 2015 study conducted by Propcom Mai-karfi to assess local chicken production revealed that most chicken producers do not invest in vaccines for their chicken and the few who do […]


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