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By Miracle Nwankwo

Despite the rising cases of rape in Africa there seems to be a growing number of activists who inspire us to foresee an Africa free of violence against women, a future where women have been healed from the stigmas of rape and are confident to be the women they want to be without being drawn back by pain or hurt. West Africa has several women in that sphere, including Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi, a rape and a COVID-19 survivor.

By Miracle Nwankwo

“I’ve dedicated my life to empowering girls of colour to get into surfing and to find the peace that they need through the sport”

Imani Wilmot

We all make decisions at some point in our lives that could determine our future and that of other people. When the decisions we make affect the lives of other people positively, we contribute to the global sustainable development goals thus making the world a better place.

By Miracle Nwankwo

“If someone as privileged as me is worried about managing her periods during the lockdown, you can only imagine how tough it is for women in containment zones with no new income.”

On hearing the announcement on the governments’ decision to instigate the lockdown policy early this year, we all ran into panic buying, but a few persons rather swung into a panic over the poor and less privilege. We cannot imagine the kind of pain and lack these set of people must be facing especially the women and girls who have to deal with stereotyped issues like menstrual hygiene.

Women continue to play a critical role towards reducing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In an effort to raise awareness of the deadly pandemic, Coronavirus, Mrs. Betty Anyanwu – Akeredolu, First Lady of Ondo State, Southwest Nigeria, has organized a training for town criers within five autonomous communities in her hometown, Emeabiam, Umuokpo, Eziobodo, Eziokele, and Okolochi – Imo state, Nigeria.

The COVID-19 pandemic is not just a health issue. It is a profound shock to our societies and economies, and as mostly evident in the face of pandemics and crisis, women’s role are extremely critical in all care and response efforts. A 2019 Analysis carried out in 104 Countries by the WHO on Gender Equality in the Health Workforce found that Women form 70% of workers in the health and social sector. As frontline responders, health professionals, community volunteers, transport and logistics managers, scientists and more, women are making critical contributions to address the current COVID-19 pandemic every day. A report by the Shanghai Women’s Federation states that more than 90 percent of the nurses and 50 percent of the doctors combating the epidemic are women, and in Hubei, the province at the center of the outbreak, there are an estimated 100,000 women working as frontline medical staff. Likewise,…