The ongoing economic crises in Africa and the ease in mobility occasioned by free movement policies and protocols have made Africans increasingly vulnerable to migration, therefore, allowing different forms of modern slavery to thrive. Read more.
Despite child marriage being recognized and prohibited by both international and domestic laws within Nigeria. Child marriage is still prevalent, especially in the North and argued as an Islamic religious practice. Read more.
Examining the links between descent-based slavery and contemporary slavery in West Africa helps us to find the missing link to understanding the conditions under which slavery and slavery-like practices keep persisting despite abolitions and international anti-slavery legislation. Read more.
Fela’s attempt to invalidate or mock Lady, an African woman transcending the rigid gender norm is anti-feminine, anti-feminist and anti-Nigerian. Women in many pre-colonial societies in what is now known as Nigeria were empowered in ways that Fela’s Lady made fun of. Read more.
Years after civil wars have ended in northern Uganda and Sierra Leone, women abducted by rebel groups continue to experience exclusion. Their experiences reveal that reintegration is not linear but lifelong and potentially intergenerational. Read more.
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