Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

August 18, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Call for Gender Equality By 2030

Gender Equality At 16, Kehkashan Basu is bold. She is a fearless proponent of gender equality, and the founder and president of a youth organisation called Green Hope in her native Dubai. At the recent panel discussion on “Investing in Young … Continue reading

August 10, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Journey May Be Pilgrimage or Flight

Author’s Pilgrimages Whenever I listen to Krista Tippett’s OnBeing, I’m glad that I did! This past Sunday was no different. I switched on the radio at a few minutes after 7 am and settled into the Jacuzzi. I was shocked … Continue reading

August 6, 2016
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Olympic Refugee Team

Olympic Refugee Team I watched much of the Olympic Opening Ceremony last night. The beginning portrayed the history of Brazil, immigration, slave trade, and urban development. Then came the parade of athletes. Did you watch? I love seeing the U.S. … Continue reading

June 7, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Kano Horror, Birthday Joys

Kano Horror A Christian woman trader named Bridget said something offensive to Muslims in the market in Kano, northern Nigeria, on Thursday. The result was a Kano horror. Did she mean to be offensive? Or was her comment innocent but mis-interpreted as … Continue reading

March 31, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Gender equality and women’s empowerment

Commission on the Status of Women Ends The Commission on the Status of Women with its theme of gender equality and women’s empowerment has concluded. There were around 4,100 non-governmental representatives from more than 540 organizations, the “highest number ever for one of … Continue reading

March 27, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

#Pray for Nigeria

#Pray for Nigeria Do you know the publication Atlanta Blackstar? They say, “We publish narratives intentionally and specifically to enlighten and transform the world.” I learned about the #Pray for Nigeria campaign on their page. The writer David Love points out in … Continue reading

March 19, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Gender Equality

Gender Equality at UN Women My week was busy with UN Women! At the Monday session on Nigerian Women’s Engagement in Peace and Conflict, where I met the Igbo women for a second time in one day, I heard about education … Continue reading

March 7, 2016
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Will You Celebrate?

International Women’s Day March 8th  How will you celebrate? I will go to the Westport Library in the evening to hear Caryl M. Stern of UNICEF speak on the refugee crisis and its implications for human trafficking. My friend Barbara is introducing … Continue reading

January 15, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Step It Up and Other News

Step It Up I flew to Miami, Florida this afternoon for the bi-annual board meeting of the USNC UN Women, the United States National Committee for United Nations Women. Our meeting starts Saturday morning and finishes at noon on Sunday. … Continue reading

December 23, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Two Worlds of Children

Fort Thomas Sees Change  I lived in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, from 7th grade through college. I think my parents chose the town for the excellent schools. I was still a resident of this all-white town when I went to Nigeria. … Continue reading