‘It is not easy!’ Managing Paid Domestic Work and Unpaid Care Work in Lagos

“It is not easy – being poor, being a woman and being a mother”, lamented Rita*, a 45-year-old live-in nanny from Cross Rivers State with three children. Rita was explaining the challenges of working and looking after her own children simultaneously. Speaking with Rita, who feels all she does is “work, work, work”, reveals how… Continue reading>

A Woman’s World Film

While research shows that women have particular needs and uses within cities, these considerations are often insufficiently factored into urban planning and development processes. Heinrich Boll Foundation and Nsibidi Institute, under the Open City Lagos project, put together A Woman's World, a two-part event series consisting of a workshop and discussions to explore and promote gender responsiveness… Continue reading>