Posts in Nigeria
Ebaide

The cultural patriarchal orientation is a major barrier. Most men are bred along this line and can never find a woman worthy of leading them. Some perceive it as a taboo to be led by a woman. Also, the laws are not favorable towards woman. There’s no law that dictates a 50/50 equality between both gender.

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Adebola

I am multi-talented, which isn't always a good thing because no one tells you what to focus on per time. So, I had issues with focus. My mind couldn't concentrate on a project, my hands wouldn't finish a written piece before my feet would start to dance to another heart tune but I needed to breathe and do stuff one step at a time. In doing things one step at a time, I found how to stay focus. I found strength to stick with a thing and see it through. Most importantly, I found how these series of talents, fit like pieces in a puzzle.

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Tosin

I would like the world to know that I am a proud single mother. I am proud I kept that child. Single motherhood is not a plague, is not a crime, and does not stop me from fulfilling my life’s purpose. As a matter of fact, as a single mother, I am just getting started. As a single mother, I can still pursue my dream to the highest peak, which I have even started.

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Hannah

In my country, people believe there are certain jobs that are too complex for women such as web development, graphic design and tech related jobs. They believe women should be reduced to selling in the market only.

Personally, I'm a graphic designer…. I just graduated from college and I decided to become a graphic designer. I asked my father to help me get someone to learn from. He refused and said it was a masculine thing. I had to struggle to learn on my own via the internet. Getting clients hasn't been so easy too, as many believe I won't do a good job compared to a man.

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Aysha

In our community, we are seen humans who are meant to be locked up in the house, as humans whose voices are not meant to be heard, like we don't have a say. But if things continue this way it'll lead to the downfall of our society. Women have unique ideas they can bring to the table. It's time we're given the chance to speak, prove ourselves and make a positive impact in the world.

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Stella

In my country, we've been at crossroads for years... Trying to decide whether to move forward or backwards, whether to make gender equity a reality or to stay in the dark ages. In my country, women are treated as less than they should be... Never looked upon to lead or be voted for. But called upon to support politicians who pay no attention to progressive women's rights. As a woman in Nigeria, I'm constantly told that gender inequality doesn't exist, yet there are things a woman is expected not to do. Everyday, women like me try to reconcile these words with reality.

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Omotayo

I love writing. My main characters are usually women. They are depicted as strong and independent. If they have lost themselves to the world, they find themselves and have control over their lives. They may fall in love with a man, but they never give up their aspirations for that man.

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Victory

Being a woman in my country is very trying. Our only aim in life should be to aspire to settle down. You can be anything, a doctor, a lawyer or a professor but you must still be lower than your husband. Women who earn more money than their husbands are usually regarded with suspicion. Chasing your dreams is useless because you have obligations to your family.

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Maryam

I don't get to walk freely, wear what I like. I'm not afraid to say this - I was close to being molested. Even if I don't wear anything and show less skin, the opposite sex would always go crazy over anything in a skirt.

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Shelly

“Girls are trained to accept all kinds of things, good/bad/ugly. We are trained to know how no matter our level of education it all ends up in the kitchen, we are accept that men are cheats and women who cheat are not of God, we are trained to put every other person's (read: husband) interest above us. We are trained to know how praying and fasting can change a violent man or how the man’s job in the house is to just provide.”

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