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Story by Rita Abiodun, Oxfam in Nigeria's Media and Communications Officer "Before now, women wouldn’t dare go to town meetings in my village or sit down beside the men where decisions that concern our welfare are being made. The story is different today. Not only are women represented on our...
Story by Rita Abiodun, Oxfam in Nigeria's Media and Communications Officer For many years, I have nursed a vision of raising a happy family where my wives co-exist in harmony and support each other as sisters. I also had a vision of owning a grocery shop to increase our household income, but those...
"I used to yell at my wife at the slightest provocation. Exposition to gender action learning has tempered me. I noticed that when I talk with my wife as a friend and get actvely involved in the affairs of the home beyond providing the resources, she willingly gives me all the support we need to...
Story by Rita Abiodun, Oxfam in Nigeria's Media and Communications Officer “As a typical African, my wife loved traveling whether near or far just to attend family functions. I also used to fuel my car to embark on long-distance trips. Now, my wife would rather send some token in cash form to the...
“Picking quarrels with my husband was a common practice. Money matters was a key trigger to our fights. Somehow, I believed that it was my husband’s sole responsibility to provide financially for the home. Even when I had money and my husband was in need, I will hoard it and watch him go out to...
Story by Rita Abiodun, Oxfam in Nigeria's Media and Communications Officer After much reluctance fueled by skepticism, some members of Nyifu village, comprising 17 females and 8 Males in Gindin Dutse Central community in Donga LGA in Taraba state formed a Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA...
Story by Rita Abiodun, Oxfam in Nigeria's Media and Communications Officer “I have consistently stepped down all of the training I've received from our workshops to women farmers in my community,” said Hafsat Saleh Yaro, 33-year-old mother of three from Faggo village in Shira local government area...
Story by Rita Abiodun, Oxfam in Nigeria's Media and Communications Officer “Trial and error are the best phrases to describe the way we used to farm in our community,” said 33-year-old Yusuf Kani, a farmer from Darajiya community of Shira local government area of Bauchi state. Most of the people in...