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UN-CSW seek women inclusion in digital space

The Federal Ministry of women Affairs has called on stakeholders to domesticate and implement the recommendations from the United Nations 67th session of the Commission of the Status of Women, UN-CSW, to advance the inclusion of women in the nation’s digital space.

The Minister of women affairs, Dame Paulie Tallen, Made the call in Abuja, at the post debriefing meeting on the outcome of the UN session held in the month of March at the UN, Headquarters, New York, USA.

Dame Pauline Tallen, explained that the Post 67th CSW debriefing meeting was an avenue for all stakeholders to brainstorm, and develop a National work plan to implement the Session’s Concluding Recommendations for each sector in Nigeria.

She further said one of the recommendations was for member countries including Nigeria to significantly increase public and private sector investments to bridge the gender digital divide, and promote safe and gender-responsive technology.

She called on all stakeholders from the public and private sectors to focus on developing digital tools that addresses the needs of all women and girls, across sectors, especially their education.

The United Nations-Women Deputy Country Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Mr. Lansana Wonneh acknowledged Nigeria’s outstanding contribution and participation at the 67th CSW in promoting the rights of women.

The Director for Women development, Mrs. Fuke Oladipo said Nigeria was below Average in comparison to other countries in terms of women’s contribution and participation in innovation and technology.

On his part, The Director Gender, Defence Headquarters, Brigadier General Michael Ajala, maintained that bridging the digital gender divide would assist the armed forces in reducing casualties in security situations.

The theme for the 67th session of the Commission “Innovation and Technological Change and Education in the Digital age for Achieving Gender equality and the Empowerment for all women and girls” focused on how innovation and technology contribute towards achieving gender equality.

Reporting by Azizatu Sani; Editing by Miriam Benjamin and Julian Osamoto