Monthly Archives: March 2020

Promoting business opportunities for women around Niger-Nigeria border

  Import and export trade are some of the contributors to economic growth which leads to poverty reduction and improved living conditions. Import and export trade can lift many out of poverty in Nigeria where 87 million people are poor,  and in Niger where more than 40 percent of the population earn less than $1 a day. A reasonable number of those who live in poverty are women as observed by UN Women that more women than men live on less...

BREAKING GENDER INEQUALITIES

  Women Environmental Programme (WEP) on Wednesday, 11th March 2020 organized a programme themed: “Breaking Gender Inequalities,” to mark this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD). The programme held at WEP’s head office at Block E Flat 2 Anambra Court, Gaduwa Estate, Abuja. This year’s International Women’s Day has a theme: “Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights for an Equal Future,” which calls for equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end to sexual harassment and violence against women and...

DEVELOPMENT OF GENDER AND CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION PLAN FOR NIGERIA

  In 2016, Women Environmental Programme (WEP) in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Environment and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized a National Consultation on Gender and Climate Change in Abuja, Nigeria. The consultation which then Minister of Environment, Amina J. Mohammed also participated in proposed some recommendations in respect to gender and climate change issues in Nigeria. One of the recommendations from the consultation was that, a gender and climate change roadmap be developed for the Country. Following this,...