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Art by: JSkoncept – 07038732158

 “I raise up my voice—not so I can shout, but so that those without a
voice can be heard…we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” ―Malala Yousafzai

model:  Edith Atnazhi Edwards

A particular female commercial motorcycle rider (Okada woman) was seen in Abuja some
years back and I got amazed how the public and newsmen were round about her
asking her questions how her gender affects the job. The media made it looked
like a commercial motorcycle rider must be a male or that such a job is for the
male folks.
 This is just one instance
among many of how people classify jobs according to gender. If you observe
carefully from secondary schools to high institutions, you will realize that majority
of science students are mostly male, females are less in number compared to the
male folks but if you go to art and social sciences, you see lots of females
and the male folks are less in number too.

Most times, the world makes it look
abnormal and odd when women are involved in certain professional fields or when
women acquire certain skills like painting, photography, carpentry, being a military senior
officer, mechanic (other forms of engineering), footballer, DJ, music producer,
cobbler (shoe maker), being an active and full time politician.
 It is very
unfortunate that lots of people consider a female politician as a prostitute
because they believe politics is meant for men and any woman who is into
politics must have had sex with several men to have her way to the top but this
is a wrong notion.

Special Quote

model:  Edith Atnazhi Edwards

 “There’s something so special about a woman who dominates in a man’s
world. It takes a certain grace, strength, intelligence, fearlessness,
and the nerve to never take no for an answer.” —
Rihanna in the March 2017 issue of Harper’s BAZAAR.
 No profession, skill or job was designed with a particular
gender attached to it. Who said and where is it written that a woman cannot be
or do,  mechanic or any other engineering
job, be president without involving in adultery,  do “okada
become chief of defense staff in the military or a coach who
will be coaching the male team? Why have we classified some few jobs only for the
females like hairstylist, teaching job and why have some men made their wives
to be full house wives instead of allowing them partake in other jobs in the
society? In my last article on Facebook about empowering women, I said its not
how much is given to a woman at home but the most important thing is how empowered
is she to make impact in the society in her own little way – Click here to read more on it. I wanna say here that a woman can do any job, no woman is less
important and no job is meant for the men only.

 Special Quote
  “To all the little girls who are watching, never doubt that you are
valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in
the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.” —Hillary Clinton in her 2016 concession speech

model:  Edith Atnazhi Edwards and friends

 A woman is an embodiment of
wisdom and knowledge, a woman is a special being with special skills but if
they are not given chance to put those skills to action, we wouldn’t know how skillful
they are and how they can impact the world. Our society will grow and develop
slowly if women are not carried along. We’ve had women who have made impacts in
various fields but the truth is those women are very few and the reason is
opportunities are not open to women but men most of the time and this explains
how badly women are treated. A woman is equal to any job because a woman can do

model: Edith Atnazhi Edwards … click

How wonderful, great and dynamic the world will be if women are
allowed to venture in all kinds of profession and skills. We must learn to be
“The Candle” the women need to impact the world. We must encourage them to partake
and involve in various fields in the society so that the world can grow and
develop well in diversity. Women need   support and encouragement to put in their best
and there is nothing odd in a woman being the President of a country, being an
army commanding officer or being a painter, shoe maker or taxi driver. They are
human and should be allowed and encouraged to practice every profession.

model:  Edith Atnazhi Edwards

May I
say that any man who stops a woman from doing or practicing any profession or
stops a woman from unleashing her potential is not just killing the woman only but
killing the world and causing underdevelopment. 

Let’s be “The Candle” to brighten the life of every woman and
the world. We must know and understand the fact that women are not designed to
stay in the kitchen only as some men perceive it, they are not sex machines or toys neither are they to
remain full house wives. If we must advance as a society, such orientation must
be discouraged. Let me make this clear from experience that the touch of a
woman in any job is unique and spectacular and this is what the world needs and that is why Margaret Thatcher said-  “If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.”

Twitter: @shedyelisha
Art cover : JS koncept
Model:  Edith Atnazhi Edwards

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empowers children and women in all areas of life
Assist in halting
human trafficking and child labour
Provide and offer
academic scholarship to children and women
To help children
and younger persons discover their purpose and direct them in fulfilling their
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+Details about the model below

v  Model: Edith Atnazhi Edwards
v  Tribe: Gbagyi
v Favourite meal : Jolof rice
v Hobbies: Cooking, Reading of novels and hanging out
v  She is a professional model who has worked and styled for several companies (modeling
companies inclusive)
v  She is a student of IBB University, Lapai Niger State
v  Follow her on facebook via: Edith Atnazhi Edwards … click
Instagram: mhiz edwards

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