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It’s Not All On Us - It’s On All Of Us: The Flip Side of Female Empowerment


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Aisha Babangida discusses the feminist movements and the direction we should move towards as we strive for sustainable development goals with #WomenRising2030. In honor of International Women's Day 2018 Aisha wants to #PressForProgress.

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It’s Not All On Us - It’s On All Of Us: The Flip Side of Female Empowerment

  2. 2. FEMINISM. THE GENDER GAP. FEMALE EMPOWERMENT.  All these concepts have become buzzworthy phrases in the last few years, so much so that while we answered some of the more general problems and questions surrounding them, we evaded the more pressing or vague problems associated with them.
  3. 3. In putting the onus on women, we lose sight of the fact that while women need to advocate for themselves in order to level the playing field, they don’t need to do it all.
  4. 4. "But, in an age where women are capable of doing anything and everything, does that mean we need to do everything?" TAMARA SCHWARTING | FORBES
  5. 5. SETTING THE STANDARD Should we hold ourselves to this higher standard? Of course we want to. Who doesn’t want to be a superhero? The bigger problem now is resizing/rightsizing our goals and expectations for ourselves and the women around to become feasible.
  6. 6. Your idea of female empowerment may not be the same as your neighbor’s. That’s okay too, but in order to satisfy the majority, we need to be researched, receptive to new ideas and most importantly realistic.
  7. 7. INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2018 In a few days, I am hosting an event in Abuja to commemorate this year’s International Women’s Day. I look forward to engaging on the long-term issues surrounding women and evolving our understanding of the empowered woman as it pertains to sustainable business and social enterprise. While I hope to inspire and educate attendees on the potential and possibilities within these sectors, I also hope to start important conversations around these subjects that continue long past March 8th. Time’s are changing, and I hope you will join me in these lasting engagements not just on International Women’s day, but every day, as we strive to evolve not Nigeria, but the world.
  8. 8. THANK YOU For the full post visit