International Women’s Day: CAMAC Calls for Greater Recognition for Women

By Hauwa Negedu, Kaduna

The Centre for Media Advocacy for Mother and Child (CAMAC) on Monday called for greater recognition for women in matters that affect their communities.

The advocacy NGO joined the global community in commemoration of the 2020 International Women’s Day as the organization.

CAMAC, is a media advocacy group that focus on advocating for policies and programmes that favour vulnerable women, adolescent girls and children in areas of education, health, child’s rights, protection, development and survival, while also drawing the attention of government and other stakeholders to their plight, with the view to finding lasting solutions to their problems.

The organization noted that despite the Beijing declaration of 1995 which advocate for gender equality, a lot still needed to be done to actualise the aims and objectives.

CAMAC also noted that millions of women all over the world are still undergoing untold hardships as a result of global crisis and this requires a holistic approach.

The organization in a statement, signed by the Executive Director, Alex Uangbaoje said, “the theme for this year’s celebration, #EachforEqual, is in recognition of the symbiotic relationship and benefits of gender equality and the need for cooperation to fight against stereotypes and prejudices”.

“We must focus on celebrating the individual and collective achievements of women the world over, in order to create a greater impact on the larger society.” He added.

He also stated that “our efforts should also be geared towards ensuring equality in the provision of education, health and total well being of women”

However, he called on governments all over the world and people in authority to always consider the plight of women in policy formulation and implementation, so as to alleviate their sufferings.

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