ABUJAâ€”The Federal Government has been challenged to follow the foot steps of the United Nations, who has remarkably succeeded in re-awakening the consciousness of the entire human race on the need to create a new world order on issues concerning women, children and other vulnerable classes of people in the society.
This was the statement of Hajiya Asabe Shehu Musa Yarâ€™Adua, Founder, Asabe Shehu Yarâ€™Adua Foundation (ASYARF), special guest of honour at a workshop on, â€œThe Total Woman: A Holistic Approach for Self-Actualisation,â€ organised to mark the 2009 UN International Day for the elimination of violence against women in Abuja.
While lamenting the predicament of women, Hajiya Asabe Yarâ€™Adua said, â€œAll of us are aware of the challenges still confronting women, especially in developing nations. Some of these include traditional harmful practices, discrimination in employment and education, inequality in the society and perpetration of violence.
Continuing, she said, â€œa number of countries have taken pragmatic steps to fight injustices against women. Nigerian is no exception.
The successes of most of those measures, policies and programmes may not have met the expectations of most experts but the fact that there are definite actions at all is an indication of a better tomorrow for womenfolk.â€