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Remembering The Ugborodo Women’s Protests of 2002

The Ugborodo Women’s Protests took place in July, 2002, in Delta State, Nigeria. For over a week, hundreds of Nigerian women(about 700 of them) occupied the Chevron-Texaco facilities in Nigeria demanding negotiations with company managers working in the country. DEMANDS OF THE UGBORODO WOMEN’S PROTESTS They demanded that the multinational company Chevron, pumping out the …

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Women in Senegal protest against ‘rape culture’

More than half of the population in Dakar, Senegal, are women and quite a number of them have been abused and raped by the opposite sex.  It has become a ‘culture’ as it constantly happens in the communities. Organizations concerned with women rights and other civil rights societies have pushed the government with campaigns to …

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Remembering The Soweto Student Uprising Of '76

Remembering The Soweto Student Uprising Of ’76

The Soweto student uprising was a series of demonstrations and protests led by black school children in South Africa that began on the morning of 16 June 1976, over 44 years ago. Students from numerous Sowetan schools began to protest in the streets of Soweto in response to the introduction of Afrikaans as the medium of instruction in local schools. An estimated number of 20,000 students took part …

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