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14 April 2017

CASES OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND ASSAULT ON CAMPUSES: What is to be done?

Sexual harassment/assault has become an epidemic on campuses. Unfortunately, few of these incidents are reported due to fear of stigmatization by the victims.

According to research, at least one in 5 female students is at risk of sexual assault/harassment. The perpetrators include male lecturers who utilize their role to extract or force sexual gratification from female students. Also other categories of staff as well as male students have been known to harass female students sexually.

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11 March 2017

Trade Unions and Civil Society Celebrate International Women's Day with Marches and Symposia in Lagos

Perhaps, for the first time in Nigeria marches were held to celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day. In Lagos there were two such marches. One was organized by a coalition of civil society organizations led by Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC) and supported by the women commissions of Lagos State Chapters of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC). The second one was organized by the women commission of the United Labour Congress (UCL), the new trade union federation that recently emerged from the split in the NLC.

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8 March 2017

2017 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

• WOMEN MUST FIGHT FOR A BETTER SOCIETY TO END DISCRIMINATION

• HAPPY CELEBRATION TO ALL FEMALE WORKERS ON THIS DAY!!!

This celebration is taking place at a time when women live in privation. We also still face oppression of various kinds both at home, work, tertiary institutions and the society - such as the refusal to legalize abortion rights, divorce rights, rape/harassment and so on. All these cannot be disconnected from the system (capitalism) - a system that creates inequality and discrimination that women suffer. For women it is a double tragedy. In addition to being exploited as workers in a capitalist society just like men, women again suffer gender oppression in a patriarchal society as ours.

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8 March 2017

International Women's Day 2017

Demonstrations world-wide swelled by anti-Trump anger

A century on from the Russian Revolution

International Women's Day (8th March) is being celebrated with special enthusiasm this year by members of the parties and organisations affiliated to the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI). It is a hundred years since women workers of Petrograd chose this day to take the action which sparked the historic Russian revolution. It is also the day on which millions world-wide will be on the streets to denounce the reactionary views of the newly elected president of the United States, especially towards women.

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20 April 2016

Why Socialists fight for the liberation of women

Last Thursday, 14 April 2016, makes it exactly two years that 219 school girls were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents in Chibok, Borno State. The fate of the Chibok girls makes it important for us to reflect on the challenges women face under capitalism and the solutions that socialism has to all these.

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7 March 2015

Caught in the Middle

Boko Haram Insurgency Highlights the Vulnerable Condition of Women and the Girl - Child in Nigeria

In 2013, the “Ejigbo Sodomy” case hallmarked the gender inequality and the unspeakable violence the female gender experience in a patriarchal Nigeria.

However today in Nigeria, there is probably no other more shocking and brutal signifier of the vulnerable condition of women and the girl-child than the Boko Haram insurgency.

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8 March 2014

International Women's Day 2014

Fighting austerity and oppression world-wide

Clare Doyle (Committee for a Workers' International, www.socialistworld.net )

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7 March 2013

2013 International Women's Day

Women in Nigeria Suffer Inequality, Brutality and Exploitation

By Oluwaseun Ogunniyi

Women undergo double oppression under capitalism, first for their gender and second, for the vast majority, for being members of the working class. Grave inequality is the hallmark of women's condition in Nigeria. To win real gender equality, a mass struggle to defend women's rights and overthrow capitalism is necessary.

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27 May 2012

CHILDREN'S DAY 2012

Street trading - a notorious form of child labour in the cities

Street trading - a notorious form of child labour in the cities

Under capitalism in Nigeria, working class children face horrific privation and uncertain future

Struggle to defend children's right and for a better society

By Seun Ogunniyi and HT Soweto

May 27 this year is children's day in Nigeria. It is definitely another day on which capitalist politicians will cry and wail over the horror millions of the world's children go through while doing nothing about it until the next year.

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8 March 2012

Remembering the struggles & victories of women workers

International Women's Day 2012

Clare Doyle, Committee for a Workers' International (CWI)

For more than a century, 8 March has been the day to commemorate and celebrate the fight of working class and revolutionary women for a better deal and a socialist society.

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