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FG, UN, WB partners to empower women

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By Okunloye Abiodun

Women would have enough representation at all levels by 2023 - FG, UN, WB.

At the 22nd Regular National Council on Women Affairs (NCWA), which was held in Abuja and was organized by the Federal Ministry of Women’s Affairs, the United Nations Women’s Organization, the World Bank, and the Federal Government have all indicated that they are working on developing strategies to guarantee that women would have enough representation in the next government at all levels by the year 2023. A consensus was also reached to end poverty, improve the status of women, and address other problems that are relevant to the country of Nigeria’s female population and children.

Dame Pauline Tallen, the minister of women’s affairs, said in her keynote address that the theme for this year’s National Conference on Women’s Affairs (NCWA), “Gender inclusivity and women economic empowerment; making the change work for women and children,” is appropriate because it provides the opportunity to once again address issues that affect women and children in Nigeria. She said that it also gave them a place to monitor their achievements so far, share information, and exchange expertise in relation to issues pertaining to women and children.

The organizations make the health of women and children a priority.

Moreover, the minister said that there are presently 34 states that have adopted the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Act of 2015. However, there are only 32 states that have domesticated the Child Rights Act of 2003. In addition, the ministry has been able to make the National Sex Offenders Register as well as Referral Pathway accessible at the federal and state levels, and it has also been able to enhance the number of Safe Spaces for survivors of Gender-Based Violence (GBV).

Since they took office, she affirmed that they have made addressing Gender-Based Violence, social and cultural disparities, and other harmful behaviours that have a disproportionately negative impact on the health of women and children a priority. They concentrated on inclusive interventions aimed at promoting the socio-economic development of Nigeria with the purpose of achieving meaningful results that were in accordance with the Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She advocated for more funding for the ministry as well as a reorganization of the ministry’s mandate with the main premise of boosting social inclusion while simultaneously reducing levels of poverty.

Gender equality and the empowerment of women is an essential component.

Mr. Shubaham Chaudhuri, the Country Director of the World Bank in Nigeria, in his address stated that the organization is committed to investing in children and women, creating economic opportunities and jobs, and strengthening governance. He also mentioned that the organization is committed to creating economic opportunities. According to him, if governments all over the globe want to eradicate poverty and want their country to develop, then gender equality and the empowerment of women is an absolutely essential component to achieving those goals.

According to Mr. Chaundhuri, the World Bank assisted the government in the fields of education and empowerment through initiatives known as Supporting Women and Girls (SWAG) and Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment (AGILE). The continued education of adolescent girls so that they may grow into influential businesswomen and political figures is the one most essential activity that can be done to safeguard the future of a nation. The reason for this, they are collaborating closely with the ministries of women’s affairs, education, and finances, as well as with all of the northern states, about this agenda.

Decision making capacity of women would also increase.

Moreover, Mrs. Beatrice Eyong, who serves as the United Nations Women’s Country Representative in Nigeria and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), recently stated that efforts are being made to advance women’s participation in decision-making positions and the economic independence of women and girls. Eyong stated that if they want the change to be beneficial for women and girls, we need to increase the representation of women at the table and make certain that the rights of women and girls are respected, as outlined in the conventions, additional texts, and protocols that have been enacted by the Government of Nigeria.


Related Links

UN Women: Website

World Bank: Website


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Adeolastan
Adeolastan
1 year ago

With the political landscape of Nigeria,it is not easy for a woman to have an elective position unless political appointment.

Abusi
Abusi
1 year ago

Empowering women by this different organizations should be encouraged and applauded. I envisage other organizations and civil societies join hands together to achieve this goal.

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
1 year ago

With this several organization wanting to empower woman this is good things it will make woman have high level also in the country. And also trying to make woman in politics to be having a elective position it will make woman have impact in the country also but in other to make it come true it must be political appointment

jdpumping
jdpumping
1 year ago

This is a good thing for our women to be fully involved in politics and having enough representation at all levels to fight for benefits if girl and women.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
1 year ago

All this empower for woman is very good. They should put in their best and do the needful to contribute to the success of the country

DimOla
DimOla
1 year ago

Women should be given voice in our nation, they need to empowered to be able to participate in key roles in Nigeria. Thank to the 22nd National Council on Women Affairs held at Abuja.If truly FG, UN, World Bank can actually partner to empower women in Nigeria, it will be so great.

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
1 year ago

Women’s participation in decision-making positions is not a bad idea as it nullify the notion of gender discrimination and also enhance womens economic independence.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
1 year ago

They have all declared that they are working on building measures to guarantee that women would have sufficient representation in the next administration at all levels by the year 2023. This effort is being done by the Federal Government.

theApr
theApr
1 year ago

The concentration on inclusive interventions aimed at promoting the socio-economic development of Nigeria with the purpose of achieving meaningful results is highly commendable.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
1 year ago

A consensus was also achieved to reduce poverty, increase the status of women, and address other issues that are essential to the female population and children of the country of Nigeria.

Remi1
Remi1
1 year ago

Addressing Gender-Based Violence, social and cultural disparities, and other harmful behaviours that have a disproportionately negative impact on the health of women and children have been made priority, and that’s good.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
1 year ago

Making the transition work for women and children in Nigeria necessitates a focus on gender equality and the economic empowerment of women. This is an excellent time to address problems that have long plagued Nigeria’s female population and its young people.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
1 year ago

It’s a wonderful thing that this happened since it gave them a location to keep track of their accomplishments up to this point, share information, and consult with one another about issues that affect women and children.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
1 year ago

We need to lobby for greater money and a restructuring of the ministry’s mandate with the goal of increasing social inclusion while decreasing poverty.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
1 year ago

It is encouraging that they have made it a priority to combat gender-based violence as well as social and cultural inequalities and other unhealthy behaviors that have a disproportionately detrimental impact on the health of women and children.

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
1 year ago

Increasing the number of women in decision-making roles and ensuring that women’s and girls’ rights are protected in accordance with the conventions, additional texts, and protocols adopted by the Government of Nigeria are essential if we want this transition to be positive for women and girls.

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
1 year ago

If women were empowered in this nation called Nigeria, there is every possibility that Nigeria can be a better place.I like the initiative taken by FG, UN, World Bank partnership yo give the women voice in our society.

Christiana
Christiana
1 year ago

The Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act of 2015 has been approved for implementation in a total of 34 states as of this writing.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
1 year ago

There was also agreement on the need to reduce poverty, advance women’s rights, and deal with other issues affecting Nigeria’s young female population and children.

Bola12
Bola12
1 year ago

The number of Safe Spaces for victims of Gender-Based Violence has increased, and the National Sex Offenders Register and Referral Pathway are now available on a federal and state level thanks to the work of the Ministry (GBV).

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
1 year ago

This is an excellent time to address problems that have long plagued Nigeria’s female population and its young people. Empowering women by this different organizations should be encouraged and applauded.