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COP26: More women should be at heart of climate decision-making process – C21st

Women and Climate Finance

The Lagos-based Centre for 21st Century Issues (C21st), a not-for-profit responding to the challenges of the 21st Century through addressing inequality, climate change, democracy and governance, in the lead up to the 26th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) holding in Glasgow in November 2021, recommends that more ...

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Minister seeks removal of obstacles, discrimatory practices to womens’ right to land

Pauline Tallen

The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen, on Thursday, October 14, 2021 sought for the removal of obstacles, discrimatory practices and attitude to womens’ right to land to boost agriculture activities in the country. Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen Tallen, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Mr Adebiyi Olufunso, made the call at a media briefing to commemorate ...

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Expert recommends gender-responsive projects for vulnerable groups

National Assembly

An economist at the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies, Dr Terfa Abraham, has recommended planning and implementation of gender-responsive projects to meet the needs of vulnerable persons in the society. Participants at the workshop He made the recommendation on the sidelines of a capacity building workshop for legislators and policy makers and clerks of the National Assembly, on ...

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Group initiates women-led solutions to address climate related challenges

Women farmers

As the world grapples with climate change, the most impacted are the world’s poorest and those in vulnerable situations – women and girls. In a bid to mitigate these challenges, the Centre for 21st Century Issues (C21st) with support from BothEnds, Netherlands, is seeking to address the situation by initiating women-led climate solutions across Nigeria. Women farmers Over the years, ...

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UNGA 76: Amina Mohammed says girls’ education must be priority

Amina Mohammed

Ensuring all Afghan girls can be educated must be “a zero condition” for the Taliban, before international recognition of their de facto authority, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said on Friday, September 24, 2021. Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, Amina J. Muhammed Mohammed was speaking during a panel discussion on supporting a future for girls’ education in Afghanistan, held on ...

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NiMet to deepen efforts at disseminating weather alerts to rural women

Women farmers

The Direct-General, Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), Prof. Mansur Matazu, has promised to deepen efforts at disseminating weather alerts to rural women, to tackle weather-induced disasters. Women farmers A statement signed by NiMet`s General Manager, Public Relations, Mr Muntari Ibrahim, on Sunday, September 5, 2021 in Abuja quoted Matazu as saying this when he received the head of the National Youth ...

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Why indigenous women are vital to climate action

Facemask Production Training

The International Day of Indigenous Women celebrated annually on September 5 serves as a reminder that indigenous women play a leading role in reducing the harmful emissions that contribute to climate change, and help their communities address adverse, climate-related impacts. Indigenous women in Nigeria As one example, indigenous women from the Kainai First Nation in Canada have helped lead collaborative ...

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Nestlé moves to empower rural women in Nigeria

Nestlé Nigeria Women Empowerment

Nestlé Nigeria PLC has launched a project to empower rural women in Nigeria to scale up their retail businesses through training, mentorship and grants in form of Nestlé products. With the launch of this new project, Nestlé’s aim is to make significant contributions to the wellbeing of Nigerians. L-R: Nestlé Nigeria Commercial Manger, Khaled Ramadan; Nestlé Nigeria North Central Sales ...

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Group calls for women inclusion in community governance

Kabetkache Women Development and Resource Centre

The Executive Director of Kabetkache Women Development and Resource Centre, Chief Emem Okon, has called for women inclusion in community governance. She made the call on Monday, July 15, 2021, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, during a Capacity Building Training on Gender and Social Inclusion for Community Development Committees drawn from Rivers, Imo, Delta, Akwa Ibom and Bayelsa states. Participants ...

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Fewer women than men will regain work during COVID-19 recovery – ILO

Facemask Production Training

Fewer women will regain jobs lost to the COVID-19 pandemic during the recovery period than men, according to a new study released on Monday, July 19, 2021 by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). Women and girls during a face mask training session in Dukpa Community in Gwagwalada, Abuja In Building Forward Fairer: Women’s rights to work and at work at ...

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