UN Women sen­si­tizes girls on gen­der equal­ity

Daily Trust - - JOBS & CAREERS - Text from Bashir Li­man, Jos

The Plateau state fe­male youths have been sen­si­tized on le­gal rights, peace build­ing and gen­der equal­ity un­der ‘The UN Women’, a project funded by the Euro­pean Union and im­ple­mented by the United Na­tions En­tity.

The Gen­der Tech­ni­cal Ad­viser, Plateau State on the Women, Peace & Se­cu­rity Pro­gramme of UN Women, Sewuese Surma while ad­dress­ing au­di­ence dur­ing Plan­ning and Ori­en­ta­tion Work­shop with com­mu­nity based women peace men­tors at La­monde Ho­tel in Jos, has said they or­ga­nized the work­shop to en­lighten fe­male youths on gen­der equal­ity and le­gal rights.

She lamented that women are vul­ner­a­ble to vi­o­lence but due to in­suf­fi­cient knowl­edge on their rights they will not take it to rel­e­vant au­thor­i­ties to fight their case.

Surma tasked women to know their le­gal rights and urged them to speak out when they were abused or vi­o­lated while call­ing on the Fed­eral, states gov­ern­ment and se­cu­rity agen­cies to sup­port agency on the pro­tec­tion of women and chil­dren.

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