Facial hair growth has long been associated with masculinity. Making it surprising for many people when they see a woman with a beard. Nigerian women with beards or co-chest hair are often stereotyped and usually associated with being wicked or worse accused of witchcraft. Many times, Nigerians also conclude that a woman who has a mustache, a beard, or excessive body hair will definitely be from the eastern part of the country. In this video, we will be discussing why women grow beards and excessive body hair.
Widespread access to smartphones and the internet in India have brought online gaming closer to the masses. But female gamers are increasingly encountering abuse and threats online.
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Aid groups are warning of a dire situation in Afghanistan following the Taliban's banning of female NGO workers. Many major international aid groups have suspended their operations, including the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). We spoke to the NRC's Afghanistan director, Neil Turner, who said that organisations like his need female employees in order to access the women they serve.
15 Dec 2022
An experienced female Karateka is transforming the lives of young Nigerian girls. She brings them together for a competition that has become a major highlight of the karate calendar in Nigeria. In addition, the event advocates for an end to gender violence against women.
30 Nov 2022
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10 Oct 2022
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A ride-hailing app with all-female drivers launched in Nigeria last month, amid reports in local media of assault and harassment of female passengers and drivers.