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New Foundation and Support Group Created for Widows in Nigeria

Region: Nigeria

Topics: HealthHuman Rights

Inhumane treatment of widows is common in parts of Nigeria. The Hope Soars Foundation for Widows aims to offer abandoned women support and a sense of belonging.

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Life as a Widow: Four Nigerians Share Their Stories

Region: Nigeria

Topics: CultureHuman Rights

For women in Nigeria, the death of a spouse is compounded by the cultural demands of widowhood. Many are stigmatized, blamed for their husband’s death and displaced from their marital home.

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Nigerian Activist Fosters Awareness of Vitiligo, Support for People With the Pigmentation Disorder

Region: AfricaNigeria

Topics: HealthHuman Rights

Activist Ogo Maduewesi has created online support groups for people with vitiligo, a skin disorder that causes blotches of pale skin, and has launched an online petition urging the UN to designate a World Vitiligo Day.

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Nigeria Struggles to Shift Maternal Health Care Locally to Tackle Mortality Rate

Region: AfricaNigeria

Topics: HealthHuman Rights

With 630 deaths for every 100,000 live births, Nigeria has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world.

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Teen Girls Invent Urine-Powered Generator to Tackle Nigeria’s Energy Problems

Region: AfricaNigeria

Topics: BusinessEducationHuman RightsPolitics

Four teenage girls have invented a urine-powered generator to create safer and more access to electricity.

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Global Population Hits 7 Billion, Youth in Nigeria to Capitalize on New Opportunities

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Sex Workers Advocate for Decriminalization of Their Profession in Nigeria

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Women’s World Cup Begins, Female Athletes in Nigeria Demand Equality in Sports

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Women Strive to Close ICT Gender Gap in Nigeria

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Climate Change and Food Insecurity Burden Women in Nigeria

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