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UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by evanso6226(f): 1:05pm On Mar 08
The UN Women has recognised the Aba women’s riot of 1929 as a noteworthy women-led demonstration, which ignited the revolution in the defence of women’s rights in Nigeria.

“Incensed by their social standing under colonial rule, the Igbo women send palm leaves, similar to today’s Facebook invite , to their fellow sisters across Southeastern Nigeria.

“Together they descend in the thousands to ‘sit on’ or make ‘war on’ undemocratically appointed chiefs by publicly shaming them through singing, dancing, banging on their walls and even tearing down roofs.

“Although the backlash against protests turn deadly, it eventually forces the chiefs to resign and market tax impositions on women to be dropped,” the UN Women said.

Marked annually on March 8, and under 2018 theme, “Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives”, events around the world capture the vibrant work of women activists and their mobilisation for change.

The first International Women’s Day in 1911 amassed more than one million people across Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland for women’s suffrage and labour rights.

According to UN Women, in its early years, the Day became a mechanism to protest World War I.


Most notably, in Russia, a large women-led demonstration breaks out demanding “bread and peace!” and four days later, the Czar abdicated.

Now a Russian national holiday, the Day is what some historians believe ignited the Russian Revolution.

Similarly, in 1920s in Egypt, a first Doctors stand up against female genital mutilation (FGM) started, UN Women recalled.

In the first known campaign of its kind, the Egyptian Society of Physicians went against tradition by declaring the negative health effects of FGM, UN Women said.

A practice that at least 200 million women and girls alive today have undergone, it took until the late 20th Century before the term FGM was globally adopted and the practice explicitly classified as a form of violence, it noted.

“Today, the UN, grassroots women’s movements, civil society and others are working together to put an end to the practice, the UN women’s agency said.


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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by dunkem21(m): 1:13pm On Mar 08
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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by imhotep: 1:14pm On Mar 08

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by nkwuocha: 1:23pm On Mar 08
That's igbo women for you. Strong, energetic and industrious women. An igbo woman is one who is responsible,family oriented and ambitious. That's why I made the decision to return back to my roots to get my igbo wife.Aba women riot is just one of many fights the igbo woman have got to indulge to create an environment where sanity prevails. My mother is one of such women.


Remember one of those childhood scenes when I, my mother and my four other brothers were heading to church. We were passing a field of grown men playing football when the ball flew right down to my stomach. I was in pains, I held my tummy.

My mom chased after the ball, kick-stopped it like a pro and seized the damn thing. What she screamed thereafer till date is a topic of discussion anytime the family is captured together.



"UNU ACHORO I GWAPIA NWA MU MKPURU AMU!!! "
"E ZIRI UNU EZI? UNU ACHORO I GWAPIA NWA MU MKPURU AMU!!!! " angry angry

*She pulled my shorts down a bit to be sure my little egg plants are intact as well as the tiny winy* wink

Umu Nwanyi ndi igbo kwenu!
UMU NWANYI AWKA KWENU!!

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by TeamSimple(m): 1:56pm On Mar 08
What about August meetings ?

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by Forceup(f): 1:57pm On Mar 08
This day in history...

Nice one

kiss kiss kiss

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by modelmike7(m): 1:58pm On Mar 08
GOD BLESS OUR MOTHERS

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by lonelydora: 1:58pm On Mar 08
nkwuocha:
That's igbo women for you. Strong, energetic and industrious women. An igbo woman is one who is responsible,family oriented and ambitious. That's why I made the decision to return back to my roots to get my igbo wife.Aba women riot is just one of many fights the igbo woman have got to indulge to create an environment where sanity prevails. My mother is one of such women.


Remember one of those childhood scenes when I, my mother and my four other brothers were heading to church. We were passing a field of grown men playing football when the ball flew right down to my stomach. I was in pains, I held my tummy.

My mom chased after the ball, kick-stopped it like a pro and seized the damn thing. What she screamed thereafer till date is a topic of discussion anytime the family is captured together.



"UNU ACHORO I GWAPIA NWA MU MKPURU AMU!!! "
"E ZIRI UNU EZI? UNU ACHORO I GWAPIA NWA MU MKPURU AMU!!!! " angry angry

*She pulled my shorts down a bit to be sure my little egg plants are intact as well as the tiny winy* wink

Umu Nwanyi ndi igbo kwenu!
UMU NWANYI AWKA KWENU!!


Hope there wasn't any unseen damage then.

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by chibike69: 2:00pm On Mar 08
IGBO

MMA MMA NU OOO

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by Bobugee: 2:00pm On Mar 08
This is remarkable.

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by Sealeddeal(m): 2:00pm On Mar 08
Igo women are super women.

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by sweerychick(f): 2:01pm On Mar 08
Proudly ibibIGBO kiss

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by hotpepe: 2:02pm On Mar 08
Those days when people weren't sucking up to their leaders.

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by pinkguy(m): 2:02pm On Mar 08
Akwa ibom riot not aba riot we need to petition UN
Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by emmanuelcrawler(m): 2:02pm On Mar 08
Some people from the other side wee avoid this thread like Buhari boxers grin grin umuada igbo bu egwu eji

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by Jwonder(m): 2:02pm On Mar 08
God bless Biafra

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by EverestdeBliu(m): 2:03pm On Mar 08
We lgbo love blowing our own trumpet, why?
Late Veteran Chinua Achebe pointed this out as one of the flaws of the igbos.

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by TerrorSquad147: 2:03pm On Mar 08
Pls no tribal war here angry

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by LZAA: 2:04pm On Mar 08
dynicks:
lol...oh! Sorry but is that their new name? "GOBLINS?

bros have the fear of God in you na....

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by LZAA: 2:05pm On Mar 08
chibike69:

brown roof coated with palm oil

grin grin grin
grin grin grin

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by LZAA: 2:06pm On Mar 08
Topmaike007:
DAT pics look like Ibadan..
naso bro smiley

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by Nobody: 2:06pm On Mar 08
nkwuocha:
That's igbo women for you. Strong, energetic and industrious women. An igbo woman is one who is responsible,family oriented and ambitious. That's why I made the decision to return back to my roots to get my igbo wife.Aba women riot is just one of many fights the igbo woman have got to indulge to create an environment where sanity prevails. My mother is one of such women.


Remember one of those childhood scenes when I, my mother and my four other brothers were heading to church. We were passing a field of grown men playing football when the ball flew right down to my stomach. I was in pains, I held my tummy.

My mom chased after the ball, kick-stopped it like a pro and seized the damn thing. What she screamed thereafer till date is a topic of discussion anytime the family is captured together.



"UNU ACHORO I GWAPIA NWA MU MKPURU AMU!!! "
"E ZIRI UNU EZI? UNU ACHORO I GWAPIA NWA MU MKPURU AMU!!!! " angry angry

*She pulled my shorts down a bit to be sure my little egg plants are intact as well as the tiny winy* wink

Umu Nwanyi ndi igbo kwenu!
UMU NWANYI AWKA KWENU!!


It's weird that you remember all this so vividly , but I was there and remember it differently.. when she puklled down your shorts was when she realized you had a vagina instead of male organs ...alas you where declared a girl

Mothers are God's gift to mankind

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by NaijaMutant(f): 2:06pm On Mar 08
Its a privilege to be an Igbo grin

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by dynicks(m): 2:06pm On Mar 08
[quote author=LZAA post=65665888][/quote]seriously bro am touched! u wicked ni

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by Topmaike007(m): 2:07pm On Mar 08
LZAA:
naso bro smiley
brown roof nation..

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