EKITI STRENGTHENING WOMEN’S POLITICAL PARTICIPATION AND DEVELOPMENT CAMPAIGN
25thDec

EKITI STRENGTHENING WOMEN’S POLITICAL PARTICIPATION AND DEVELOPMENT CAMPAIGN

REPORT ON GENDER SUMMIT AND ENGAGEMENT WITH STAKEHOLDERS ON WOMEN POLICY AGENDA, GENDER BASED VIOLENCE LAW 2019 AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY LAW 2013 Introduction: It is becoming increasingly important to engage all stakeholders on the significance of the Women Policy Agenda and other Gender related policies/laws in the state. New Initiative for Social Development and Ekiti

7thDec

Community Sensitization Rally at Ikole Ekiti, Ekiti North Senatorial District on the Women Policy Agenda and to mark the 16Days Activism

On Tuesday 3rd December, 2019 New Initiative for Social Development carried out her women sensitization rally at Ikole Ekiti. The rally which was held in partnership with Gender Relevance Initiative target women groups, market women associations, religious leaders, traditional chiefs and the security agencies. NISD sensitized women groups and took the campaign straight to churches,

2ndDec

EKITI WOMEN POLICY AGENDA RECOMMENDATIONS

 Provision of Quality and Affordable Health Care Conduct State Policy Dialogue on Maternal and Child Health in Ekiti State  Revive the Ekiti State Multiple Birth Trust Fund  Increase budgetary allocation from the present 8% to 15%  Implement the Ekiti State Health Insurance Act 2018 to take care of issues relating to funding Improve the Standard

2ndDec

REDUCTION IN GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

Violence against women” is understood as a violation of human rights and a form of discrimination against women and shall mean all acts of gender‐based violence that result in, or are likely to result in, physical, sexual, psychological or economic harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of

2ndDec

POVERTY ALLEVIATION

According to the NEEDS, Poverty reduction is the most difficult challenge facing Nigeria and its people and the greatest obstacle to pursuit of sustainable socio-economic growth. Inadequate growth is the main cause of poverty in Nigeria. The lack of growth is compounded by the volatility of the oil sector, which affects a range of activities

PROVISION OF PORTABLE AND AFFORDABLE WATER

Goal number 6 of the Sustainable Development Goals is to ensure access to clean water and sanitation for all by the year 2030. Ensuring universal access to safe and affordable drinking water for all by 2030 requires investment in adequate water infrastructure. Access to safe drinking water is estimated by the percentage of the population

3. REPAIR AND REHABILITATION OF RURAL ROAD

Rural road transportation problems had served as an impediment to the production of food as evidenced in increased cost of transportation and food in rural areas. This poses threat to sustainable food security and agricultural development. On the other hand, access to medical facilities is essential for the overall socioeconomic and political development of any

GOVERNMENT COMMITMENT TO 35% AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

Nigeria as a member of the United Nations signed and ratified the various relevant international instruments, treaties and conventions without reservation. These instruments have always emphasized that member nations put in place all the necessary mechanisms needed to eliminate gender discriminations, ensure equality and human dignity to all, men and women. Ekiti State Equal Opportunities Law

EKITI WOMEN POLICY AGENDA: QUALITY AND AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE

PREAMBLE: In Nigeria, no fewer than 110 women die daily as a result of pregnancy-related causes. This was reported by the Program Coordinator and Head of Office, Madam Maryama Darboe of United Nations Population Fund (June 2019). For each death, there are an estimated 30 to 50 women who will experience life-long conditions and disabilities