Monday, September 24, 2018

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    EXTRA: Chinese school teaching women ‘unconditional obedience to men’ forced to close

EXTRA: Chinese school teaching women ‘unconditional obedience to men’ forced to close

A school that teaches women to display “unconditional obedience” to men has been closed down by Chinese authorities.According to BBC, Fushun School of Traditional Culture was shut down by the Chinese education bureau due to “violation of socialist core values”.Teachers at the school are said to speak against gender equality, even kicking against self-defense when beaten.The school taught women to [...]

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    Chevening, Nigeria and the gender equality question

Chevening, Nigeria and the gender equality question

On Saturday, I sat in a hall alongside 1,699 Chevening scholars from 140 countries of the world. It was an immense feeling. This bunch was full of lawyers, doctors, policy wonks, software engineers, journalists and of course leaders across all fields of study.Sometime in 2016, 65,000 people from across these 140 nations of the world had applied for the Chevening [...]

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    It will take 170 years to achieve gender equality, says Amina Mohammed

It will take 170 years to achieve gender equality, says Amina Mohammed

Amina Mohammed, United Nations deputy secretary-general, says it will take at least 170 years to achieve economic equality between men and women.Mohammed said this in her message to the Youth Forum of the Commission on the Status of Women.She said women and girls were being forced to confront higher obstacles to opportunity than men and boys."Gender-based discrimination, marginalization, violence and [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Does gender equality bill seek to erode the rights of men?

FACT CHECK: Does gender equality bill seek to erode the rights of men?

Contrary to the belief that the gender equality bill seeks to violate religious laws, the legislation just promotes fairness and justice for both sexes and adherents of all religions in Nigeria.Biodun Olujimi, a senator from Ekiti state, first presented  the bill in March 2016, but it was shot down by a faction of senators led by Ahmed Yerima from Zamfara state.Yerima [...]

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    Okonjo-Iweala: Malnutrition aids gender inequality

Okonjo-Iweala: Malnutrition aids gender inequality

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance and development advocate, says gender inequality is aided by malnutrition, adding that this inequality starts in the womb.Okonjo-Iweala, in a piece co-authored Lawrence Haddad at the Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, said the world the world must feed on the right diet, if it will attain gender equality.“During the last century, the battle [...]

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    10 anti-women laws you probably did not know… and the countries where they thrive

10 anti-women laws you probably did not know… and the countries where they thrive

1) In Nigeria, the penal code of the north gives a husband the right to beat his wife as a corrective measure, so long as he does not cause her grievous bodily harm. The law is, however, silent on what issues need correction or what constitutes "grievous" bodily harm.2) In Singapore and India, no such thing as marital rape: a woman [...]

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