Women under the auspices of the African Women Water Sanitation and Hygiene Network, (AWWASHNET) have charged parents, religious and traditional leaders to play effective roles towards breaking the biases that women encounter in society.
The charge was made by speakers during an event organized by the African Women Water Sanitation AWWASHNET and supported by Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), to commemorate the 2022 International Women’s Day, with the theme: “Gender Equality Toda for a Sustainable Tomorrow.”
While delivering her presentation titled: “Women at the heart of public sector effectiveness”, Associate Director at CAPPA, Aderonke Ige, shared that women are faced with various forms of biases.
Ige noted that some of the biases that women are exposed to are; economic, political, cultural, religious, and biological.
She buttressed that it is imperative that parents begin to instill the culture of equality in their children, to ensure that biases against women are not reinforced.
Mrs. Funke Ogunronmbi, the Lagos State Coordinator of the Network of Women with Disabilities, also highlighted the need to address the biases that women with disabilities are faced with.
Other speakers at the event include Ms. Betty Abah of CEE-HOPE Nigeria, Comrade Funmi Sessie of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Mrs. Vickie Uremma, and Mrs. Veronica Nwanya of AWWASHNET.
Present at the event were school girls, representatives from the Lagos State Ministry of Education, Nigeria Labour Congress, members of AWWASHNET, and representatives of women groups