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@WendyWokoma @AskAwayHealth @WHO Thank you for those ideas!
Simple, but practical and EVERYONE can adopt.

So we are done for tonight!
Of course the conversation doesn’t end here. We know that gender inequality affects a woman’s economic state and impacts her health.
@WendyWokoma @AskAwayHealth @WHO If women are poorly represented at decision making, will our real needs be met?
It’s important to note that gender equality does NOT disrespect any man - rather it allows for harnessing of the potential in women to be used to allow development for the benefit of all.
@WendyWokoma @AskAwayHealth @WHO That was such an informative session.
Thanks to our speaker @WendyWokoma for the insightful look at this topic & to everyone who’s joined in the conversation - we appreciate you!

#IWD2019 #BalanceForBetterNaija #InternationalWomensDay2019 #AskAwayHealth
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@AskAwayHealth Thanks @AskAwayHealth team and great work on the campaign today!

#IWD2019 is a great opportunity to showcase the powerful potential of womanhood in our generation & I’ve been excited learning fantastic things women have been doing all day.

#BalanceForBetterNaija #AskAwayHealth
@AskAwayHealth I’m priviledged to be joined by brilliant 21st century amazon @WendyWokoma who will be sharing her thoughts & experiences while we tackle issues around #GenderEquality in #Nigeria.First, introductions!

#IWD2019 #BalanceForBetterNaija #InternationalWomensDay2019 #AskAwayHealth
@AskAwayHealth @WendyWokoma Please welcome @WendyWokoma; who is an avid health promoter particularly of Women & Adolescent health because ‘they are pivotal to the sustainable growth and development of any economy’.

#IWD2019 #BalanceForBetterNaija #InternationalWomensDay2019 #AskAwayHealth
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In 2016, my daughter Alice noticed girls weren't raising their hands in class with the same confidence that boys were. She talked about it with her mom/my wife, her @girlscouts troop, the head of local Girl Scouts @GSCNC and came up with an idea for a RAISE YOUR HAND patch.
2/ In October 2017 the patch became available. (More on how to earn it here:

I was very proud and tweeted this:

3/ An editor at the NYT saw the tweet and asked if Alice would want to work with her on an op-ed. She was and they did.…
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Especially for #InternationalWomensDay2019 a thread about how most women don’t pay for their education and how men subsidise them entirely. Some of the technicalities of this thread are UK-specific so not applicable to other countries.
The vast vast majority of women who enter higher education receive their education entirely for free, while men have no way out from student loans and tuition fees. This is without even considering the huge number of scholarships and grants that are only available to women.
To understand how an entire gender is subsidised, we need to go all the way back to school. Education at all levels favours women due to female teachers & teaching methods and anti-male bias. Thus, girls easily achieve the grades needed for their already dumbed down uni courses.
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Happy International Women’s Day 💪🏽 🗣👧🏻👩🏽👱🏽‍♀️👩🏿‍🦳🧕🏼👩🏾‍🦱👱🏻‍♀️👩🏻‍🦱👵🏾👩🏽‍🦲👩🏿👧🏽👧🏾👩🏻‍🦰👩🏻‍🦲🧑🏻🧑🏾🧕🏿🧕🏻👩🏼‍🦱👩🏽‍🦰👩🏽‍🦱👧🏼👵🏻 #InternationalWomensDay2019
Thank you to the women who fought before us, the ones whose names we know and the ones we don’t... ✊🏼✊🏿✊🏻✊🏽✊🏾Thank you to those who continue to fight for equality....
Thank you to my black and brown sisters who fight for inclusive feminism ✊🏾✊🏽✊🏿... because fighting racism and/or religious persecution AND sexism is no joke... To our white sister allies... we see you and thank you too.
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It’s #InternationalWomensDay and in a bid to save the time and sanity spent addressing the same old shit that comes up every year, I’ve pre-written my responses to the inevitable tide of hand-wringing. Pick the answer that applies to your particular grievance and have a nice IWD.
1. There is, it’s on 19 November. Don’t be a dick. Also, since we all live in a patriarchal society, *every* day is basically International Men’s Day.
2. 1 in 4 women suffer domestic violence, 1 in 5 women have been sexually assaulted, women are paid 8.6% less, and on top of that they have to deal with daily abuse from malignant corners of Internet fandom. But please do carry on with the narrative that men are the real victims.
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This #InternationalWomensDay2019, some amazing women I’ve met here: @Margari_Aziza, @_shireenahmed_, @sunnysingh_n6 @shannonrwatts, @OhNoSheTwitnt, @AditiJuneja3, @Such, and limerick master @shannoncoulter (don’t ask me to explain).
Also check out all of the incredibly talented women analysts and journalists included in the @WomenKnowMENA account. Ignore the fact they included me too, I promise the rest are talented.
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I am listening to 103.1FM in Kaduna right now & one Ustaz Adam Zaria is trying so hard to convince people against @elrufai on the basis that for a deputy he took a woman who is not allowed to be part of governance but to stay at home. I am sad that in 2019 we are still debased.
Why have the Ulama refused to teach us about strong women who lived during the time of our Nabiy SAW instead of persistently pushing the rhetoric of the blessed secluded homemaker or the irresponsible street monger? Why are girls not taught about these women as inspiration?
Khadija bint Khuwaylid who was our Nabiy's strength. The role of Aisha bint Abu Bakr in education & governance after the death of SAW. Rufaidah Al Islamiyya the first female nurse & surgeon and a woman who the Prophet SAW consulted.
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