Upcoming events

Hi All, the 2015 Social Media week, Lagos kicked off on Sunday the 22nd of February and will run till the 27th of February. There are so many sessions designed to teach you the best from the Social media perspective.  From blogging to politics to education, music, arts, business, religion and human rights!

We are so excited about this and we already got registered for so many of the sessions. A total of 256 seasoned speakers are available to share their expertise with us. It is an opportunity worth taking advantage of. 

We can’t wait to attend the  #StopVAG: CONNECTING VOICES AGAINST GENDER BASED VIOLENCE
Hosted by HACEY Health Initiative
DATE: Thu, Feb 26, 2015
TIME: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
VENUE: The Barack Obama American Corner,
Ovie Brume Foundation
29, Gafar Animashaun Street
Off Molade Okoya street, Ajose Adeogun
Victoria Island, Lagos
Tel: 0813-196-7570

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Speaking at this event are:
Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin– Executive Director, WOmen Arise for Change Initiative

Barr Titi Akosa– Executive Director, Center for 21st Century Issues

Ms Rashmi Singh – Executive Director, Gender and Diversity CARE India

Ms Bukky Shonibare– Chief Executive Officer, 555 Consulting Limited

The event provides an opportunity for participants to learn about the different tools that are used for online campaigns, advocacy and education on issues of gender based violence. It will also explore the success and challenges of using social media as a tool for gender based violence prevention. This event is suitable for individuals, groups, nongovernmental organizations, funders and government bodies working on gender or girl issues.

This event will be streamed live on the following platforms:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/handsupforher
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/handsup4her (@handsup4her)
Online Radio: http://handsupforher.listen2myradio.com
Live on Google plus: http://bit.ly/stopvag
Live on YouTube: http://bit.ly/stopvagyoutube

You need to be registered to attend.  Visit http://www.socialmediaweek.org to do so.

Learn and have fun.

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CELEBRATING THE WORLD HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

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December 10 was declared by the General Assembly of the United Nations as HUMAN RIGHTS DAY in 1950, to bring to the attention ‘of the peoples of the world’ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.

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This year’s slogan, Human Rights 365,encompasses the idea that every day is Human Rights Day. It celebrates the fundamental proposition in the Universal Declaration that each one of us, everywhere, at all times is entitled to the full range of human rights, that human rights belong equally to each of us and bind us together as a global community with the same ideals and values.

In his celebratory speech today, the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon said:

I call on States to honor their obligation to protect human rights every day of the year. I call on people to hold their governments to account. “

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Today is important to us on this blog because it marks the freedom of mankind; the liberty that you and I enjoy today and the rights that generations to come will enjoy.

HAPPY HUMAN RIGHTS DAY!!!

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Today is #WorldToiletDay!!!

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Today, 19th November, 2014 is the UNICEF #WorldToiletDay. Without access to private toilets, women and girls are often at risk of sexual harassment and rape. Here in Nigeria, I have seen situations where a crowd of tentants share a common toilet. Imagine the terror when a young girl goes out at night to use the toilet and a pevert who calls himself a neighbor lurking in a dark corner pounces on her and rapes her. I have had the priviledge of speaking to such a victim and you cannot begin to imagine the anger at such a violation.  Private toilets may not eradicate rape but it will sure go a long way in reducing the alarming statistics

There should be efforts and actions to make more toilets available in schools, homes, public places and our girls and women should also be taught how to use toilets properly and hygenic maintainance of the same as this would help in combatting some diseases transmitted through such medium.Home owners and landlords should be fined heavily in houses where toilets are not built for tenants (I wonder what the logic behind such greivious omission is).

Another issue this campaign addresses is that of defecating or urinating in public places (a lot of men are guilty of this as well as some women) .People need to be educated on this. Dont be shocked to hear that some people may never have seen toilets before. I witnessed such an incident very recently and boy was I shocked? On the other hand, some people just suprisingly prefer not to use toilets. People should learn to keep their “Private businesses” PRIVATE!

toilletNO! It is not right for you to pee in that corner of the road or gutter

NO!!! You may not poop anywhere you find yourself when nature calls.

Save us outbreaks of any more epidemics, USE A TOILET TODAY!