APC woman leader makes case for gender mainstreaming



 

National Woman Leader of All Progressives Congress, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has advocated for gender mainstreaming, just as she observed that is impossible without addressing the adversity women face across the globe.
She regretted that year after year, successive governments continue to pay lip to issues of and gender mainstreaming.
She stressed that from politics and governance to the family and , the challenges confronting women are as real as they are daunting.
Aliyu made this assertion in her message at the on-going conference in New York, as part of marking the International Women’s Day.
Co-host of the conference and President, Helpline Foundation for the Needy, Abuja, Dr. Jumai Ahmadu, in a press statement, yesterday, quoted the APC woman leader as also saying: “the time has come to actually do something about and gender mainstreaming.”
The statement read in part: “… in less developed climes like Africa, majority are still grappling with basic necessities that our counterparts in the advanced world have since taken for granted.
“And therein lies the real connection between and gender discrimination because our societies often feel that they have more important issues to address.
“However, the irony is that is virtually impossible without frontally addressing marginalisation and adversity facing our women.
“From politics and governance to the family and , the challenges confronting our women are as real as they are daunting. Year after year we continue to pay lip to issues of and gender mainstreaming.”
Dr Aliyu further stated that: “The MDGs, and now the SDGs have provided a great vehicle for attaining and by extension . Unfortunately, the success stories have been rather too few and far between”.
The women leader therefore called on countries especially Africa governments to tap into the vast reservoir of socio-economic and cultural experiences and resources available to draw up interventions that will significantly close the gender gap.

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