She said the programme will provide state, civil society and other stakeholders with the training and resources necessary to ensure gender capacitated peace architecture,focused on the management and resolution of local conflict.
Minister Challenges Women To Rise On Gender Discrimination By Yakubu Busari,Jos
The Minister for Women Affairs and Social Development ,Hon.Zainab Maina has challenged women on human rights abuses and to work toward eliminating all forms of discrimination against women .
Maina stated this on Thursday on a bill sponsored by Hon. Joyce Ramnap on the gender and equality bill and the plight of internally displaced women and children in the middle belt and northeast which have attracted international scene.
She appealed to members of the seventh Assembly in Plateau state to as a matter of urgency past the gender bill into law before the expiration of their office .
The minister also lamented over the poor condition of internally displaced women and children who has been abused in the society
Represented by Hauwa Mustapha yesterday during an awareness workshop organized by UN Women ,The European Union, the German corporation in collaboration with ministry of women affairs and social development held at the Lamonde Hotel .
She stressed the need to brainstorm on the review gender and equal opportunities bill in Plateau State and also to mitigate on the challenges of internally displaced states.
He called for the implementation of the full laws against abuse of women.
The commissioner of women affairs and social development ,Hon.Sarah Yusuf said the objective is to improve on public-private dialogue and job creation mechanisms on a local level .
She added that freedom provides free and quality health care services for all pregnant women between time of pregnancy and 2 years delivery and for all children under the age of 12 years from being discriminated.
Yusuf noted that section 24 prohibits violence against women in private ,family or public sphere, including unwanted or forced sex or traditional ,religious or cultural practices harmful to the well-being and integrity of the womanhood.
According to her, it is a bill for a law to provide for the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women and to establish a gender and equal opportunities .
Representative Miss Modupe Omopintemi said,”promoting women’s engagement in peace and security in northern Nigeria ,with the sum of 10 million euros for 3 years to implement UN women in partnership with UNICEF and the federal ministry of women’s affairs.