Council pledges to improve status of women

Council pledges to improve status of women

The National Council for Women Development (NCWD) has promised to improve collaboration with Nigerian and international partners to expand interventions targeted at improving the status of women.

 

The council’s Director-General, Mrs Mary Ekpere-Eta, made the promise in a New Year message on Friday in Abuja.

 

She recalled some unprecedented events in the country in 2020 such as the #EndSars protests as well as the COVID-19 pandemic and its attendant lockdown, which had negatively impacted on the economy of families, with women and children being the worst hit.

 

She said that the centre would continue to promote the safety, welfare and prosperity of women and girls by scaling-up its empowerment programmes and outreach to vulnerable women and female Internally Displaced Persons with life-changing skills.

 

Ekpere-Eta said: “2021 will equally see the centre improving collaboration with Nigerian and international partners to enlarge interventions targeted at improving the status of women in the country.”

 

The NCWD boss, therefore, encouraged women to renew their optimism about life, while positioning themselves for the opportunities which the year would present.

 

She also called on women in the formal and informal sectors to be open to learning new skills, as 2020 would be favourable to individuals and organisations that were dynamic and ready to adapt.

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