The Centre for Media Advocacy for Mother and Child (CAMAC) on Monday advocated for greater recognition for women in matters that affect their communities as the world commemorates international women’s day on March 8.
CAMAC is a media advocacy group that focus on advocating for policies and programmes that favour vulnerable women, adolescent girls and children in areas of education, health, child’s rights, protection, development and survival, while also drawing the attention of government and other stakeholders to their plight, with a view to finding lasting solutions to their problem.
The organization in a statement signed by its Executive Director, Alex Uangbaoje noted that, despite the Beijing declaration of 1995 which advocated for gender equality, a lot still needed to be done to actualise the aims and objectives of that declaration.
It therefore called on governments all over the world and people in authority to always consider the plight of women in policy formulation and implementation.
This the organization believes would help alleviate the sufferings of many women especially, those in the low income setting.
CAMAC noted that, millions of women all over the world are still undergoing untold hardships as a result of global crisis and this require a holistic approach to address the development.
The theme for this year’s celebration, #EachforEqual, is in recognition of the symbiotic relationship and benefits of gender equality and the need for cooperation to fight against stereotypes and prejudices.
“We must focus on celebrating the individual and collective achievements of women the world over, in order to create a greater impact on the larger society.
“Our efforts should also be geared towards ensuring equality in the provision of education, health and total well being of women”, CAMAC added.