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Mrs. Virginia Nevo is a community member from Akegbe-Ugwu. She said she had been married for over twenty-five (25) years but the marriage has not been a happy one because of the acts of violence she had been experiencing for the past 7years. In 2012, one of her brother’s in law met her on her...
Traditionally overlooked, the pivotal role of Igbo women in the development of customary practices has been brought to the forefront through the Women’s Voice and Leadership (WVL) project, a transformative initiative sponsored by Global Affairs Canada and supported by ActionAid. In Enugu State, Nigeria, women are breaking new ground and making a significant impact on...
In Amokwe, a rural community in Udi Local Government, the Women’s Voice and Leadership (WVL) Project unveiled a landscape of untapped potential and hidden dreams. It became evident that the women in Amokwe were reticent and hesitant to voice their opinions, in a bold attempt to break this silence, I encouraged them to speak up...
Community, LGA, State, Country: Amagu Akegbe-Ugwu, Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State, Nigeria Thematic Focus of Intervention: Harmful Cultural Practice Situation Overview In Amagu Akegbe-Ugwu Community, the practice of Female Genital Cutting/Mutilation (FGC/M), often referred to as “female circumcision,” has been a deeply rooted cultural tradition. This harmful practice was perpetuated by unfounded...
  Nigeria’s underdevelopment regarding the status of their women, due to a long history of colonial exploitation and oppression, has brought about a distortion of Nigeria’s economic, educational, religious, cultural, social, ideological, and social orientations. The social role of women in Nigeria varies according to religious, cultural, and geographic factors. However, many Nigerian cultures see women solely...
The first female Deputy Chief Judge, Institute for Management Technology; first female president of Computer Science Department, Institute for Management Technology; first female president of the Student Union Government, Enugu State College of Education; Commissioner of Girls Guide, Enugu State; 16 women in 2 Igwe cabinets with 1 Igwe Umu Nwanyi (Female Igwe); all in...