Gender

Gender and Information Communication Technologies (ICTS) in Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects

Despite the emphasis placed on the use of information communication technologies (ICTs) in Nigeria, women are often underrepresented in terms of access and use. Gender differences in ICT use in Nigeria are linked to patterns of discrimination in the society at large, as well as with patterns of power relations within the home.

Transnational responses to violence against women in the name of 'culture': evaluation of the Violence Is Not Our Culture Campaign (2008-2011)

In 2007, members of the Stop Stoning Forever Campaign in Iran and the Women Living under Muslim Laws (WLUML) network initiated the ‘Violence is not our Culture’ (VNC) campaign. The VNC is aimed at bringing an end to the misuse of culture and religion to justify violence against women (VAW).

Reluctant to return? The primacy of social networks in the repatriation of Rwandan refugees in Uganda

Two decades after the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, tens of thousands of refugees remain in exile. Since October 2002, the governments of Rwanda and Uganda, and UNHCR have been playing an active role in promoting the voluntary repatriation of Rwandan refugees.

#BringBackOurGirls: a joint op-ed on the abduction of more than 200 school girls in Nigeria

This op-ed is about the unthinkable nightmare endured by the 200 schoolgirls who were seized in the night by armed men dressed as soldiers who said they were there to protect them. In reality, the men were militant extremists who kidnapped them, and set their boarding school on fire. At this time, the girls’ whereabouts continue to be unknown.

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