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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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Govt wants legislators, others to partner on implementation of gender policy in agric

Women farmers

The Federal Government has urged the National Assembly, civil society organisations (CSOs), media and other stakeholders to partner with her on the implementation of the National Gender Policy in Agriculture. Women farmers Dr Ernest Umakhihe, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, made the appeal on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at the opening of a Workshop on  “Implementation of the ...

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Actionaid calls for implementation of gender policy in agricultural sector

Women farmers

ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) has called on the federal and state governments to implement the gender policy in agricultural sector in a bid to offer equal access and gender-sensitive approaches toward food production. Women farmers The Flood and Agriculture Programme Coordinator (AAN), Mr Azubuike Nwokoye, disclosed this at a news conference on Thursday, July 1, 2021 in Abuja. The conference was ...

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Gates Foundation commits $2.1bn to advance gender equality

Bill and Melinda Gates

As part of the Generation Equality Forum convened by UN Women and co-hosted by the governments of Mexico and France, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 announced a commitment of $2.1 billion over the next five years to advance women’s economic empowerment, strengthen women and girls’ health and family planning, and accelerate women’s leadership. Bill ...

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Gender mainstreaming: Centre sues for better engagement of women to enhance growth

Olamilekan Adegbite

The African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development (Centre LSD) has advocated for significant inclusion of women in the extractive industries. Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite The Executive Director of the Centre, Mr Monday Osasah, made the remarks on Friday, June 18, 2021 during a two-day workshop organised by the Centre for Ebonyi State stakeholders in Abakaliki. ...

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Centre introduces grant to bridge gender imbalance in natural resources management

Monday Osasah

African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development (Centre LSD) on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 introduced grant to, among other things, empower women and bridge gender imbalance gap in natural resources management in Nigeria. Monday Osasah, Executive Director, Centre LSD Programme Coordinator, Centre LSD, Victoria Udoh, made this known at a news conference on the official launch of the Centre LSD ...

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Ministry pledges to mainstream gender in water resources management

Suleiman Adamu

The Federal Ministry of Water Resources has pledged commitment to close all existing barriers hindering equal participation of men and women in the water resources sector. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu Mrs Didi Walson-Jack, Permanent Secretary of the ministry, disclosed this at the opening of the Validation Workshop on Gender Mainstreaming and Implementation Guidelines in Water Policy, in Abuja ...

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Govt inaugurates National Action Plan on Gender and Climate Change

National Action Plan on Gender and Climate Change (NAPGCC)

The Federal Government has inaugurated a National Action Plan on Gender and Climate Change (NAPGCC) to guide implementation of actions that mitigate climate change impacts on vulnerable groups including women. Mrs Anne-Marie Abaagu, Executive Director of Women Environmental Programme (WEP) (left); Dr Muhammad Abubakar, the Minister of Environment; and Hajia Halima Bawa-Bwari, Acting Director, Climate Change Department, Ministry of Environment, ...

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Advocates seek support for women-driven initiatives to alleviate COVID-19, climate change effects

Commonwealth Day

Environmental and gender rights advocates have appealed to all the 54 countries under the Commonwealth to channel additional investments in supporting women-driven initiatives to alleviate the present economic hardship posed by COVID-19 and climate change. Some of the participants including President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmed Lawan, and the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, during the 2021 Commonwealth ...

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