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Women’s Rights Group In Adamawa Sensitize The Public On Gender Equality And Social Inclusion

By Dominic Yohanna

Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative has engaged men and Boys to inspire gender equality and social inclusion in communities of Adamawa State.

The engagement was held in Yola as part of activities in continuation of commemoration for the 2024 international Women Day with the theme, “Inspire Inclusion”.

Sponsored by Ford Foundation, Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative mainly engaged Wauru Jabbe community in Yola South local government area on the need to fight the activities of Gender Base Violence in the community.

In the discussion that brought representatives of Muslims Council, Christians Association of Nigeria in Adamawa State, Federation of Women Lawyers and persons with Disabilities as well as Journalists among others raise concerns over the rising cases of the problem and inclusion of women in all aspects for their rights.

In her welcoming remarked, the State Coordinator of Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative, Mrs. Bibiana Adams said the aim of the engagement was to foster positive relationships and communication between men and Boys and other gender identities in the society.

According to her, this would encourage men and Boys to challenge traditional gender roles and norms to advocate for implementation of gender related policies.

Speaking, the State team lead, Mrs Jemimah Ishaya encouraged men to support women in all aspects, noting that this would end the disparity and enhance social inclusion of women.

Representative of the commissioner of Women Affairs and Social Development, Bibiana Joseph called for more investment for women and close of gaps for gender inclusion.
Community stakeholders of Wauru Jabbe of Yola South local government area, include Alhaji Musa Babajo pledged to carry home the interactions at the meeting for more awareness.

Highlights of the meeting include panelists discussion with the aim for overpowering gender inclusion in Wauru Jabbe and other communities across Adamawa State.

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