IHRC Commends FG's National WEE Policy
Abuja: The International Human Rights Commission, IHRC, has commended and congratulated the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, H.E. Muhammadu Buhari, and the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs as well as the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning on the launch of the National Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) Policy, the Development Partners Group on Gender Equality Women’s Coordination Strategic Framework for 2023-2028 and the Nigeria Country Gender Profile developed by the UN Women.
IHRC's Ambassador at Large and Head of Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria, H.E. Ambassador Dr. Duru Hezekiah in a statement made available by his Head of Media and Strategic Communications, Mr. Fidelis Onakpoma, congratulated the President, emphasizing that policies and initiatives to help women and girls move from limited power, voice, and chores at home and in the economy to have the skills, resources, and opportunities needed to compete for equitably and benefit from economic gains are imperative for nation building. He added that such policies will close the gender gap and foster multi-sectoral partnerships to drive WEE and gender equity in Nigeria.
Recall that the Nigerian Government launched economic policies aimed at women’s empowerment and gender equality, including the National Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) Policy and the Development Partners Group on Gender (DPGG) Equality Women’s Coordination Strategic framework for 2023-2028.
The WEE Policy builds on existing gender policies and aims to address disparities faced by women in accessing financial benefits and opportunities in various sectors. The initiatives seek to enhance gender equality, reduce poverty, and coordinate efforts among development partners to promote women’s rights and empowerment in Nigeria.
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