AVirtual African Diary of IWD 2016

For the 105th time, the world celebrated the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and girls on Tuesday, March 8th. Named International Women’s Day since 1911, the 2016 celebration was themed “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up For Gender Equality”. Innumerable events were held across the world by countless bodies, but perhaps the most intriguing were online events with global audiences and participants. I participated in 3 online events where African youths highlighted/discussed gender equality and its implications, and the African female experience:


  1. Positives Connect, a social and informative platform for persons living with HIV, 

    Between Gender Inequality and HIVRecorded and Composed by: Dupe Kuku and Onwuka Chinedu Kester

    Posted by Positivesconnect on Wednesday, March 9, 2016

” target=”_blank”>explicated the role of gender inequality in festering the spread of HIV transmission.

  • West Africa Democracy Radio turned their microphones  over to women, and broadcast spoken word by women on themselves.
  • Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Network provided a two-day