The National Agency for the Control of Aids (NACA) says this year’s International Women’s Day provides an opportunity to put into action the global movement for women’s rights, equality and justice.
NACA also believes it is an opportunity to strengthen the fight against Poverty, sexual harassment, violence and discrimination of women.
In a statement by the Head, Public Relations and Protocol of NACA, Toyin Aderibigbe, the day seeks to highlight the empowerment of women in rural and urban settings, and celebrates the activists who are working relentlessly to claim gender equality for women.
According to the Statement, evidence exists that most gender-related interventions have focused on breaking the inter-generational cycle of poverty, particularly for disadvantaged women and girls, but have been weaker in promoting women’s economic empowerment through employment or sustainable livelihoods.
In most communities, resources are limited to support economic strengthening and livelihood interventions for indigent Persons Living with HIV, particularly women, whose main role, is still to be a wife, mother, and homemaker while the man is the main decision-maker and income earne, the statement saysr.
Reporting by Emmanuel Kutara; Editing by Daniel Adejo and Tony Okerafor