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Marian Awaisu

Maryam Awaisu is an author of three novels, a radio presenter, one of the founders of the #ArewaMetoo movement and a survivor of sickle cell anaemia. Maryam is a writer, activist and also a volunteer at a sickle cell foundation in Kaduna State called Sickle Cell Health Promotion Centre. Here's why Maryam is an Iconic…

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Living with PCOS

Though the condition affects 4 to 20 per cent of women of reproductive age worldwide, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is not given the attention it requires.   Elohor shares her experience living with PCOS with Document Women. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), is a generally predisposed disorder that affects women of reproductive age and is associated with other…

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Angelique Kidjo

Angelique Kidjo is a singer-songwriter from Ouida in the Benin Republic. She is a multiple award-winning musician known for her collaborations with internationally prominent popular musicians and innovative blending of musical styles. The genres she plays include: Afropop, Afrobeat, reggae, world music, world fusion, worldbeat, jazz, Gospel and Latin Early Life. Angelique was born into…

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Around The World In 5

This week, Governments and individuals have turned their sights on protecting women and curbing sexual violence.  Document Women has gathered five stories from around the world.  Haiti TW: sexual violence  Since the assassination of the president in 2021, sexually violent crimes have spiked in Haiti. Last year, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said…

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One year of Documenting Herstory

On the 8th of March 2021, Document Women began telling women's stories. International Women's day is dedicated to celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and; it marked the start of our journey documenting women.  UNESCO states, “International Women's Day is an occasion to celebrate the progress made towards achieving gender equality…

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Amina Augie

Amina Augie is a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. She is from Kebbi state in North-Western Nigeria.  Early life and Education.  Amina Adamu Augie was born Anne Eva Graham (neé Anne Eva Graham)  on 3 September 1953, in Lagos, Nigeria as one of nine children. She is from Kebbi State.  She attended Abadina…

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STI in Women And Where To Get Help

Over 1 million STIs are acquired everyday, and 376 million cases are reported annually, according to the WHO. Although they are often used interchangeably,  there is a difference between STI and STD. STIs (sexually transmitted infections) are spread predominantly through sexual contact and cause STDs (Sexually transmitted  diseases). Sexual contact includes vaginal, oral and anal…

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Mona Eltahawy

Mona Eltahawy is considered one of the most radical feminists from the middle east. The freelance Egyptian-American journalist and social commentator are based in New York City.  She has written essays and op-eds for publications worldwide on Egypt and the Islamic world, on topics including women's issues and Muslim political and social affairs. Her pieces…

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Ada Lovelace

Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, was a mathematician and writer popularly known for her contribution to Charles Babbage's Analytical Machine, a proposed mechanical computer. She is regarded as the first computer programmer because she was the first to recognize that Babbage's machine had applications beyond pure calculation and published the first algorithm to be…

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Annie Easley

Annie Easley, born in 1933, was an American computer scientist, mathematician, and rocket scientist. Born and raised in Alabama, she was studying to become a pharmacist when the university at Cleveland closed its pharmacy program. A lack of career options encouraged her to apply for a job in tech after reading an article about twin…

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Maya Ghazal

Maya Ghazal is the world's first female Syrian refugee pilot. She is also a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR. Ghazal advocates for refugee inclusion, access to education and job opportunities using her influence and has ambitions of becoming a commercial airline pilot. Early Life and Education Maya Ghazal is the…

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Aziza Kibibi

Aziza Kibibi Mc-Gill-Ayinde is an American author, activist, speaker, podcaster, and YouTuber. She suffered decades of abuse from her father and is now known for authoring “Unashamed: a life tainted...volumes 1 and 2,” where she recounts her experience with her abusive father. Kibibi is also the founder of Precious Little Ladies Inc. (PLL). This organization…

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Around The World In 5

This week, Document Women has gathered stories about women continuously seeking safety for themselves and their communities, as well as breaking free from patriarchal roles. United kingdom The British government is trying to tackle digital abuse with the passing of its landmark Online Safety Bill. In the legislation, a “duty of care” responsibility has been…

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