The Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Kedem Tallen has affirmed her ministry’s commitment to ending gender-based violence and advancing women’s economic empowerment.
Tallen spoke in Abuja on Tuesday while receiving a delegation from the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), and the development Research and Projects Centre (dRPC), a local non-profit organisation.
She appreciated the research efforts of the dRPC in documenting the experiences and challenges of Nigerian women and girls.
Tallen, who shared the ministry’s research findings on the impact of COVID-19 on women-led small and medium scale enterprise in Nigeria, called on all present to contribute to enhancing girl-child school enrolment.
The delegation led by Professor Dung Pam-Sha, introduced the policy analysis work of the NIPSS as the apex think-tank of Nigeria and explained the institute’s long collaboration with the dRPC since 2003 in the areas of social policy review related to women and girls.
The dRPC’s Coordinator, Dr Judith-Ann Walker, said they visited the minister to share their recent research reports and studies with the minister.