International Women’s Day – Essays

Interim Royals The Marginalization of Women-Regents in Present-Day Yoruba Monarchy

Yoruba culture, particularly traditional leadership, holds that men are superior to women, so they dominate governance at most levels while women are considered unfit to lead in most cases. On these grounds, for women to assume the position of regents, tradition demands they discard their identities.

Egba Women Unite! Lessons from the Egba Women’s Anti-Colonial Movement

For much of history, Egba market women have been erroneously (re)presented as ‘barbaric’ and ‘disorganized’. Such women, however, were indelible forces of anti-colonial resistance. Their legacies invite us to deconstruct anti-colonial struggles—a restorative and equally revolutionary act. Read more.