NEED FOR NIGERIA TO PRESS FOR PROGRESS AS TODAY MARKS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
Members of the house of representative has urge the federal government to provide legal framework for gender parity as today marks international women’s day.
According to the lawmakers eight of March is globally marked as international women’s day to celebrate the achievement and push for gender equality.The house noted that the entire world is marking this event through seminars, talks,symposium and legislative action which serve as a call for nations to accelerate gender.
Hon Azubogu Stella (Enugu) who sponsored the bill said that this year women’s day comes at the heels of unprecedented global movement of women’s rights, equality and justice.
She added that this day will draw attention to the right and activism of rural women who make up a quarter of this world population, and majority of the 43 percent of women in the global agricultural labour force.
This year’s women’s day centers on the challenges women face, ranging from sexual harassment kidnnaping and a whole lot of danger women are expose to.as this year’s theme is tagged “press for progress”.
Speaking on the motion, Hon. Aisha Dukku(kombe) said that even as today marks women’s day internationally, it is a day of mourning for women who are faced with so many challenges ranging from kidnnaping, rape, sexual harassment e.t.c . she emphasis on the adoption of the chibok girls and also the rescent adoption of dapchi girls as she said that today marks the 17th day that the dapchi girls were adopted.
She expressed more as she said that in her constituency, girls are scared of going to school as a result of various kidnap cases. She calls on the government to find a lasting solution to the problem.
Hon Gabadeni(Taraba) said that women play a vital role in the society hence the need for extra caring and attention be given to them. He commend Nigeria women for their hard work in both home and society at large.he further said that if women are given the opportunity in various fields especially in politics that they will do exploit.
The lawmakers expressed concern that some obnoxious socio- cultural practices against women still persist as widow’s are still subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment under the excuse of tradition.
Hon kasim kaduje (jigawa) who also contributed to the motion said that there is no doubt that women play a vital role in the society but they should not be given too much of the opportunity so that they will not de-throne the men from their positions.