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P1020523The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Nigeria is a Non-Governmental, Non-Profit Organization made up of women lawyers which was formed in 1964....

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-To enhance and promote the welfare of women and children, realizing that on women and children’s well being depend the happiness of the home and strength of the society.

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map FIDA Nigeria’s membership is drawn from all over the country, with over 2,500 members who are female lawyers.

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CSW61: FIDA Nigeria Hosts Parallel Event, Calls For Improved Women’s Economic Empowerment

The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA Nigeria), on 15th March, 2017 hosted a parallel event at the ongoing UN CSW61 in New York. 

FIDANS and resource persons at the event

Welcoming guests to the occasion, the Country Vice President/National President of FIDA Nigeria, Inime Aguma enjoined guests to put women’s empowerment issues on the front burner. She expressed hope that the event would provide platform to strategise on ways forward in women’s empowerment.

CVP Inime Aguma making her welcome remarks at the session

Speaking at the event, Wife of the Executive Governor of Rivers State, and High Court Judge, Suzette Nyesom-Wike, outlined strategies stakeholders may consider in improving the lot of women.

H.E Hon . Justice E.S Nyesom-Wike presenting the lead paper at FIDA Nigeria parallel event at CSW 61

In her contribution, Stephenie Foster, former Senior Advisor at the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, US Department of State noted that countries where women are economically empowered do better on the global economic index.

Stephenie Foster making her presentation

In her remarks, former Majority Leader of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Mulikat Akande-Adeola, encouraged women to be better involved in political participation. She argued that women have all what it takes to lead the world aright.

Hon. Mulikat Akande former majority leader making her contributions at the FIDA Nigeria parallel event  CSW61

Immediate past National President of FIDA Nigeria and Country Director, Ipas Nigeria, Hauwa Shekarau in her presentation wondered if a woman without the full enjoyment of reproductive health and rights can be said to be truly empowered. 

Some of the small group discussion topics can be found here. The resolutions reached at the session are available here

The event, moderated by Ezinwa Okoroafor, FIDA International Secretary had stakeholders from rights groups, community based organisations and the media including Naija Magazine Online (NMO). 


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