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FIDA Nigeria celebrates International Women’s Day, 2017
- Published on Friday, 10 March 2017 11:05
- Written by Ugonna Bestman Elerueanya
It's that time of the year when we take out a day to celebrate Women the International Women’s Day, March 8, 2017. Taking stock of the year that was, we are reminded of the resilience and audacity within our women to make positive strides despite the difficulties that confront them.
Our Nigerian women, not much different from women around the world, continue to face all forms of discrimination and marginalisation, in most cases based on their gender. This year, the United Nations has chosen the theme “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030” with the campaign theme "Be Bold for Change".
The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Nigeria continues to make the call for gender parity. This year’s focus is on achieving the 2030 agenda of equality as well as building momentum for the effective implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). FIDA Nigeria continues to demand for parity in the workplace and the public space in general. We make the call on the Nigerian government at national, state and local levels to provide for effective participation of our women in governance. We call on the private sector to increase the involvement of women in key decision making efforts. We stand bold to say that the role of women in the world of work is key. That role must be enhanced by all.
As we make this call, we remind ourselves of the continued increase in human rights violations against women across Nigeria. Issues of all forms of violence against women and girls have not abated – ranging from domestic violence to forceful ejection from home, maltreatment of widows, sexual harassment; coercive use of contraceptives, trafficking in women and forced prostitution, use of women as instruments of war, and forced abortion. FIDA Nigeria continues to condemn in the strongest possible terms all forms of violence perpetrated on women.
FIDA Nigeria congratulates all Women who have broken barriers to achieve their full potential, FIDA Nigeria is optimistic that the vision for Planet 50-50 by 2030 is achievable with the formulation of deliberate policies to step up action and bridge the gaping gap.
MRS INIME I. AGUMA
NATIONAL PRESIDENT/COUNTRY VICE PRESIDENT