As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark the 2023 International Women’s Day, Oxfam Nigeria has reaffirmed to commitment to attaining a gender-just society, where opportunities, resources, and decision-making are not influenced by gender orientation.
Oxfam Nigeria Country Director, Dr. Vincent Ahonsi, in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, said its interventions have achieved an increased participation of women in the productive space and positively change power relations in both the private and public sectors of the society, through the adoption of gender transformative approaches, and the integration of feminism into our programming.
According to him, “Oxfam celebrates with all women and girls in Nigeria as we mark the 67th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and the 2023 International Women’s Day.
“Our achievements include the deepening of women’s financial inclusion and socio-economic enfranchisement through the Village Savings & Loan Association (VSLA), increased political inclusion through training and sensitization on Transformative Leadership for Women’s Rights (TLWRs), the integration of gender transformative approaches such as Gender Action Learning Systems (GALS), and Rapid Care Analysis (RCA).
“We facilitate socio-economic reintegration of survivors of Gender Based Violence (GBV), and also integrate women and girls from underserved communities into the society through capacity building, and enhanced inclusion in the digital space.”
Ahonsi further encouraged everyone to come forward and support the organisation towards advancing gender equality and inclusive society where no one is left behind.