Women Radio has released a series of audio-visuals to honour great women who have made a difference in Nigeria and beyond. The Iconic Women of Our Time audio-visual storytelling series highlights stories and positive female role models as agents of change who reject corruption and preserve accountability.
As a result of corrupt processes, women are sexually exploited, harassed, and hampered in their capacity to achieve a respectable living. These difficulties confronting women are not viewed and considered as critical by duty bearers, making them more vulnerable to corruption; thus, additional voices are needed to highlight the effects of corruption from the perspective of women.
Women role models from the past have fought and continue to fight corrupt systems wherever they occur, particularly when they affect women, and the likes of Dora Akunyili, Hope Nwakwesi, and the Ebenebe Women, among others, have proven to be incorruptible, accountable, and transparent in their works and line of duty, and we celebrate their stories.
They have fought against a corrupt system and demonstrated that women are strong, tenacious, and ambitious, and are clearly agents of change fighting against exploitation in kind or cash to gain access to basic amenities of good governance, public essential services such as job creation, good medical care, and better education in schools.
The Iconic Women of Our Time series is a Women Radio 91.7 initiative supported by the MacArthur Foundation.