‘Collaboration’ll end gender-based abuse’

Courtesy KMET
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

It is a worrisome issue for which the world has been looking for solution for years. Gender-based violence is as old as time itself, but its targets are the soft and vulnerable women and children. A World Health Organisation (WHO) report says: “One woman in three has faced gender-based violence, including sexual and physical violence”.
Gender-based violence, according to WHO Director-General Margret Chan, is a global health problem of epidemic proportion.

UNDP launches report to accelerate gender equality

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has launched Africa Human Development Report 2016 to accelerate gender equality and women’s empowerment in the continent.
The report was jointly launched on Tuesday by Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, UN Assistant Secretary General and UNDP Africa Director and some Federal Government officials at the ongoing 3-day African Economic Conference in Abuja.
Dieye said that the issue of women empowerment started with Beijing Declaration, noting that a lot of progress had been recorded since then.