WhatsApp Allows Nigerian Women to Do More Than Just Chat - Study

"Our senator made certain promises during his election campaign. After some time we still had not heard from him. I posted it on the group and other members picked up on it, we kept at it till the woman leader passed on our message. Some of the issues have been addressed now." This was the experience of 28-year-old shop owner Safiya whose participation in a study conducted with women from Kano found that political empowerment, along with the advertisement of their goods and services, was how some were using the messaging service to their benefit.

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