UN urges parents to “Think Equal” and shun gender discrimination in the family

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As the world continues the celebration of the International Women’s Day, the National Information Officer of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) for Nigeria, Dr Oluseyi Soremekun, has urged Nigerian parents to think equal and shun stereotypes that discriminate against girls and women by training their children to advance gender equality.

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“Promotion of gender equality should start from the family level. When parents think equal, boys and girls in the family would have equal opportunities to succeed in life.” He said on Tuesday, 19 March 2019, at the observance of the International Women’s Day event organised by UNIC, Luciano Global Foundation and Igando-Ikotun Local Council Development Areas (LCDA) Lagos.

Speaking on the 2019 Women’s Day theme: Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change, Dr Soremekun further called on parents to encourage their daughters to pursue a career in innovation and technology to bridge a growing gender digital gap in which women are under-represented in the field of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and design. “Science and technology field is not exclusive to men.” He added.

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In her remark, the Lagos State Honourable Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation (WAPA), Dr. Lola Akande, acknowledged the relevance of the 2019 Women’s Day theme to the activities of WAPA, especially as related to women empowerment. Represented by Mrs N. O. Goodluck, the Commissioner urged the women to network for business and avail themselves of opportunities offered by the Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.

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Speaking, the Founder of Luciano Global Development Initiative (LGDI), Ms Lucy Olaniyi, called for more active involvement of women and girls in innovation to remove barriers and accelerate progress towards addressing the gender digital divide.

Addressing the participants on the importance of digital device, the Founder of Hope Rising Foundation, Mr Tayo Adigun, enjoined the women to use social media for business development instead of restricting their activities to social chatting only. “Create a strong marketing force for yourself on the social media.” He added.

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