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Educationist to partner NGO on women’s rights

The Director of Divine Jubilation College of Health Technology, Masaka, in Karu LGA of Nasarawa State, Mr Josiah Ishola, has promised to partner with a…

The Director of Divine Jubilation College of Health Technology, Masaka, in Karu LGA of Nasarawa State, Mr Josiah Ishola, has promised to partner with a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Cry of a Woman Initiative, to fight for the rights of women.

Mr Ishola said his institution would work with the NGO to ensure that women, especially widows, were treated fairly and justly wherever they found themselves.

.Mr Josiah who spoke during an awareness programme organised by the NGO in collaboration with the school at the weekend, stressed the need to intensify advocacy on the rights and welfare of women in Nigeria.

The Project Coordinator of Cry of a Woman Initiative, Mr Akpensuen Dominic, urged the federal government to ensure women who lost their husbands during crises were given monthly stipends.

He also appealed to legislators at the local government, state and national levels to enact laws that would legalise such gestures.

He stressed that whenever and wherever there was a crisis, women and children suffered the most, saying 80 per cent of the 1.9 million IDPs in Nigeria were women and children.

He said, “This scenario exposes women and girls to sexual harassment, forceful and early marriage, abuse of human rights, among other evils.

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