Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

August 18, 2016
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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

May 26, 2016
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Gender Equality

Work for Gender Equality Lakshmi Puri is UN Women’s dynamic Deputy Executive Director. She spoke at an event in New York on May 17 with thanks and a call to action to promote gender equality. I love her reference to … Continue reading

May 5, 2016
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Fulani Herders Face Igbo Women

Fulani Herders I read this intriguing article about how a group of Igbo women confronted Fulani herders whose cows were destroying their crops. They put their heads together and came up with a novel solution. What did they do? A clue … Continue reading

March 31, 2016
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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 19, 2016
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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

September 29, 2015
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Gender Equality by 2030?

Nigeria: Slavery to Superrich I presented the first session of my six-week class on Nigerian history this afternoon for the Lifetime Learners Institute in Norwalk. Today I talked about pre-European African empires, including Mali and its famous leader Mansa Musa. … Continue reading