The International Women’s Day is described as a global day celebrated every 8th March to highlight social, economic, political and cultural achievements by women.
The Chairperson Nigeria Association of Women Journalists ( NAWOJ) FCT, Chapter Comrade Annah Daniel made this known on the occasion of the 2022, International Women’s Day at the NUJ Center, Abuja.
According to her, “the period is usually a time to reflect on growth and gender equality, call for action and celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women and the girl child. This year’s celebration is with the Theme: #Break the Bias…”Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable tomorrow”.
She also said, “NAWOJ FCT in partnerdhip with other organizations of like minds are saying “NO” to all forms of Bias militating against Gender Equality which includes cultural, constitution, violence/discrimination, political amongst others.
“NAWOJ FCT wish to call for concerted efforts among women groups to establish a new political party if possible that will support all women who desire to vie for any position in the forthcoming general election”.
Comrade Anne who said that todays event focuses on; “Healthy women Healthy Nation”, is also a wake up call for conscious and deliberate efforts by women to have frequent routine medical checks towards a healthy living as prevention is better than cure.
In her words:
“In Nigeria, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, 40 million women of childbearing age have health challenges surrounding birth. This shows that women are lacking behind in access to integrated health facilities which is not benefitial to womanhood.”
“For a woman to excel in all her potentials, make a difference for a sustainable tomorrow from her home front to her immediate community; We must therefore advocate for a Healthy Woman”.
“The economic gains of a healthy woman are immeasurable as they will reduce poverty and advance the rights of women and the girl child.”
The event converged relevant stakeholders, Women Journalist in FCT, as well as Civil Society groups to deliberate on Menstrual Hygiene Intelligence, Mental health and many more.