ActionAid Calls for Care-Centered Approach to Women’s Welfare In Commemoration of International Women's Day
As Nigeria joins rest of the world to commemorate 2021 International Women’s Day, IWD, an International Civil Society Organisation, ActionAid Nigeria, AAN, Monday, called for care-centered approach on women’s welfare.
This was contained in a statement issued by AAN, where the Country Director, AAN, Ene Obi, lamented the poor treatment women still receive despite their effort and contribution at the family and national levels. Ene also pointed out that Nigerian women were the hardest hit by social and economic disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the year 2020 including job loss, low paid roles, little protection, domestic violence as a result of lock downs, insecurity making women targets and easy preys.
She also stressed that AAN being a social justice non-governmental organization working to promote women’s rights, combat poverty, and all forms of injustice in Nigeria calls on the Nigerian government and all government agencies to prioritize the incorporation of “Care” at the center of re-organizing the economy and society.
“ActionAid Nigeria also calls for a scale-up of investments in public services, including public healthcare services in order to reduce and redistribute women’s unpaid care and domestic work; and ensure women public sector workers who are at the front line have decent work and a guarantee of international labour standards”, she said.