THE SEXUAL OBJECTIFICATION OF BRAZILIAN WOMEN HURTS (By Ilana Zelmanovitz Axelrod)

The structuralized rape culture is a social mentality based on misogyny and sexism that allows and encourages boys to harass and objectify women’s bodies, viewing them only as objects for the sexual pleasure of men. It has dehumanized generations of young women, whose consent has lost worth and whose rights for their own body have […]

KENNEDY EKEZIE (CYCWR FOUNDER’S) ADDRESS AT UNITED NATIONS YOUTH ASSEMBLY – AUGUST 11TH 2017

Who really am I? Every one of us in this hall today have asked ourselves that question at one point or the other in our lives, but today, I ask this question in a pretty different sense. As a young man and student, thinking about the future, it has happened to me to ask myself […]

REJOINDER TO “SLUT SHAMING, GENDER PERCEPTIONS/ STEREOTYPE ON WOMEN AND SOCIETAL STIGMA OF MISTRESSES” (By Amaka Madu)

REJOINDER TO “SLUT SHAMING, GENDER PERCEPTIONS/ STEREOTYPE ON WOMEN AND SOCIETAL STIGMA OF MISTRESSES”  By Amaka Madu (marylynemadu@gmail.com)   A while ago, I wrote an article condemning RAPE. Some people took it with mediocrity. I tagged some individual and put up names in comment sections. People didn’t seem too affected and didn’t repost. I spoke […]

IDENTITY AND “THE DANGER OF A SINGLE STORY”-(BY NANI AJAH)

It was a typical Wednesday afternoon in Calabar, Nigeria. The weather was scorching hot and the power was out so being cooped up inside my JSS3 (9th grade) classroom was not helping. A few of my friends and I started a game of tag, chasing one another around the room and I climbed some desks to […]

DEAR NIGERIANS, WOMEN ARE NOT INFERIOR-(BY GIDEON ONAH)

A lion was born and left without care by his lion-family for whatsoever reason. Fortunately for the young cub, he was found and adopted by a sheep family and then brought up in the tradition of sheep. Unfortunately for the lion his self-identity was that of a sheep. Thus he was scared by whatsoever scares […]

#EXTRAORDINARY -INTERVIEW WITH ONYEKA NWELUE

Onyeka Nwelue is 29 years old and is from Nigeria. He is the CEO/President at LaCaveMusik; a Research Fellow at Ohio University; the Recipient of the 2013 Prince Claus Fund Ticket Grant; Visiting Lecturer at The University of Hong Kong; a Visiting Assistant Professor & Fellow of African Literature at Manipur University and is the […]

#EXTRAORDINARY

Every week this month, the Calabar Youth Council for Women’s Rights will interview a youth trailblazer from various parts of the world in a series titled #EXTRAORDINARY. We are pleased to introduce our first interviewee: ONYEKA NWELUE. Onyeka is 29 years old and is from Nigeria. He is the CEO/President at LaCaveMusik; a Research Fellow […]

CYCWR PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION

The Calabar Youth Council for Women’s Rights in partnership with Voice of Reason and BlankPaperz, on the 2nd of April 2017, hosted a public speaking g competition for Nigerian University students on the theme: “Education eradicates Gender Violence”. The aim of this tournament was to get Nigerian students converse with, and engage on the subject […]

CYCWR DIRECTOR OF PROJECTS SELECTED AS YALI RLC FELLOW 2017

Mirabelle Morah, our Director of Projects is now a fellow of the 2017 cohort of the Young African Leaders Initiative founded by President Barack Obama. She is currently recieveing training at the Lagos Campus of the Regional Leadership Center of YALI. She is also the Founder and CEO of Blankpaperz.