UNESCO, Japan set to launch project empowering women, girls for better well-being




The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Regional Office Abuja, with funding from the Japan government would, today, have a national virtual launch on the titled: “ of and Girls in Marginalized Communities for Better Well-Being through Education and Advocacy.”


A statement by the U. S agency, Monday in Abuja, said: “The virtual national launch will commence the implementation of the , which was signed into agreement in Paris between the representatives of the government of Japan and the UNESCO on March 2, 2021. 
“The , which sets to tackle the disruption of learning and the surge of gender-based brought about by the COVID-19 , would promote the of and girls in marginalized communities for resilience strengthening and self-actualization through education.


“The would also be used as a tool for effective advocacy on eliminating Sexual and Gender-Based (SGBV) and reducing the spread of COVID-19, ultimately contributing to peace, and inclusive in , Gombe and Delta states of Nigeria.
“This is expected to be achieved through combined effects psychosocial rehabilitation, community media , and second education opportunities.”


According to the statement, “Japan has had series of collaboration with UNESCO over the years in its efforts to to promote sustainable .
“The focus of the project on the promotion of peace, , and inclusive for shared prosperity is at the heart of Japan’s Country Cooperation Policy for Nigeria.”

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