” Calls for elimination of all discriminations against women
Enemona Foundation has felicitated with women in Nigeria and Kogi State in particular as the world celebrates International Women’s Day.
Chairman and Founder, Enemona Josh Foundation Gabriel Onoja in a statement he made available to the media to mark the day said, notwithstanding the various challenges being experienced in the country, women have remained resilient as they continued to play pivotal roles in the society.
According to Gabriel Onoja, women have proved to possess great leadership skills and evidence abounds as they remain undaunted even in the face of harsh economic and political deprivation in the country.
The statement urged governments at all levels to provide conducive environment for women to thrive as he described them as people full potentials, energy, positive drive and enthusiasm to make positive societal changes
“Despite the variety of challenges ranging from entrenched patriarchal systems, marginalization in decision making, rape and gender violence, women can still defy the odds to shine alongside the other gender.
On the issues of widows and vulnerable women, the founder restated his commitment to continually provide for their needs, but called on the government to make these segments of persons part of government’s intervention programmes as they represent very significant members of the society.
“Also, Gabriel is convinced that societies would derive more benefits from opening up political and economic spaces for women, just as he commended the efforts of the Kogi State Government in opening the windows of political participation for women in his administration.
Gabriel, therefore, called on women to address the challenges, that hold them back and limit their potentials through engagement among themselves, with a charge on stakeholders to work together to address gender inequalities .
He therefore solicit the support of all concern to enhancing women’s participation in politics, economy, education, health and other critical sectors of the economy.