Nigeria

I was trafficked, turned to sex slave at age 14

I am from Effoi, in the Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. I am 17 years old, an orphan who stopped school in SS2. The man’s name is Okon and the incident happened in 2019. I was 14 years old at the time. I met the man on

I was shot by rebels for being a journalist

During the bloody rebel war that raged in Sierra Leone for more than a decade, fake news and rumours abounded - without the aid of social media. At a time when only the elite had landlines and there was no internet or mobile telephones,

Is this Nigerian teen the next women’s golf prodigy?

A single moment can change the trajectory of our lives. For Nigerian Iyeneobong "Iyene" Essien, that moment came when she was just five years old. She remembers the day her dad took her to a golf course in Abuja, where she saw a boy teeing

Climate change is happening faster than we think

Wildfires, floods, droughts, even heatwaves, it's devastating because for each of these crises, there is always a loss of lives and livelihoods. My name is Oladosu Adenike. I am eco-feminist and climate justice activist. I started the

My husband starved our child, dumped him to die 

My name is Owoidogho Oton, the mother of a one-year-old boy who was allegedly thrown into a bush. Godwin Aweh is my husband. We are not legally married, but we live together. He is from Esit Eket in Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria. He used

I understand the pain, I understand the journey

My name is Fatima Sahra Ahmed. I'm a mother of three, and two of them happen to be children living with special-needs disabilities. I have a five year old son living with cerebral palsy, and then I have a one and a half year old