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topic 93: WITH HUMILITY, GENDER EQUALITY IS ALL WE PREACH
WITH HUMILITY, GENDER EQUALITY IS ALL WE PREACH
Gender equality refers to the equal rights, responsibilities, and opportunities of women and men, girls and boys. Equality does not mean that women and men will become the same, but that women’s and men’s rights, responsibilities and opportunities will not depend on whether they are born male or female.
For Counsel, for testimony, contact us via WhatsApp on +2347066352274 or mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Gender equality implies that the interest, needs and priorities of both women and men are taken into consideration, recognizingthe diversity of different groups of women and men.
There is an adage that says “what is good for the goose is good for the gander”. It is high time the society knew that all the rights given to men or boys are absolutely well deserved by the women and the girls.
Gender equality is not women’s issue but should concern and fully engage men as well as women. Equality between women and men is seen as a human rights issue and as a precondition for, and an indicator of, sustainable people-oriented development. Is hope alive?
Gender equality is achieved when women and men enjoy the same rights and opportunities across all sectors of society including economic participation and decision-making, and when the different behaviors, aspirations and needs of woman and men are equally valued and favored.
Howbeit, the rate at which the girl-child drop out from the quintessential pursuit of formal education is still very high in Nigeria. According to British Council Gender in Nigeria Reports (2012), Nigeria has the largest number of out of school children in the world. Girl’s dropout rates are still high in Nigeria. According to a British Council Gender in Nigeria Reports (2012), Nigeria has the largest number of out-of-school children in the world (with 70.8% of young women aged 20-29 in the North-West are unable to read or write; compared to 9.7% in the South-East).
Another revelation from the health sectors states that 47% of Nigerian women are mothers before they reach 20. One Nigerian woman dies in child birth every ten minutes and she is most likely to be poor and young.
Others scenarios presented include women still being under represented at all levels of governance, one in three Nigerian women and girls aged 15-24 being the victims of violence, etc. Is hope alive?
In conclusion, it is pertinent to note that empowering women is an indispensable tool for advancing development and poverty reduction; just like women empowerment contributes to the health and productivity of families and communities and improves prospects for the next generation. Moreover, when “you educate a woman, you educate the whole nation”, as an educated woman would inclusively want all her children to be educated. Is hope alive?
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