NGO Organises A Day Out With Women To Mark International Women’s Day

An NGO, Human Development Initiative (HDI), says it is organising a day out with married women to celebrate this year “International Women’s Day“,  scheduled for Monday, March 8.

Mrs Olufunso Owasanoye, the Executive Director HDI, in a statement on Sunday in Lagos, said the outing would be themed: “Understanding the New Normal: Empowering Women To Deal With Health And Socio-Economic Implications”.

Owasanoye said that a day out with wives was a programme for married women between ages 20 and 50.

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According to her, the aim of the programme is to build the capacity of married women to better handle psychological and socio-economic challenges, especially in the context of the worldwide pandemic.

Owasanoye said that all women have the right to stand tall against discrimination, exploitation, violence and intimidation.

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“I want women to take a personal decision to invest in self-development, build your capacity, so as to be able to fully participate and get involved in contributing to local, national and global development.

“I want to encourage them to always make a difference wherever they find themselves; to challenge inequality, injustice and all forms of abuse and non-inclusiveness against women and children,” she said.

She said that this year’s day had been announced with the broad theme; ‘Women In Leadership: Achieving An Equal Future In A COVID-19 World”.

The HDI’s executive director, however, called on the government to invest more in providing affordable healthcare system and to support entrepreneurship drive of women while prioritising their economic empowerment. (NAN)

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