The Women in Colleges of Education (WICE), Agbor Chapter has made a case for gender equality as it observed her 2019 International Women’s Day Celebration on Thursday, March 14, 2019.
Addressing newsmen at the ceremony, the president of the group, Dr. Mrs. Helen Ajudeonu stated that this year’s International Women’s Day theme is Think Equal, Build Smart and Innovate for Change, explaining that it is an effective way of encouraging women to promote gender equality through creation of awareness, education and inclusion of women in all sectors of the economy, so that women will become very relevant.
According to her, “In just concluded general elections, how many women emerged as governors? Truly, we are being slighted and we are saying no to it. We believe that come 2023, many women should emerge as Governors, Senators, House of reps members, State House of Assembly members and rise to the position of the speaker of the house. Women must take their rightful place”, she said.
She called on all women to join hands and promote gender equality which according to her, can be done through education, engaging oneself in meaningful ventures to boost ones economic status and innovation of new ideas to make a change and be the best.
The resource person at the programme, Dr. K.E Ogwuazor who spoke on the Topic: Promoting Gender Equality advised that providing girls and women with equal access to education, health care, decent and well-paid jobs and representation in political and economic decision-making processes will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large.
In his remark, the Provost of the College of Education, Agbor, Dr. J.O Ukadike, who doubled as patron WICE, commended the women on the programme, encouraging them to strive higher, even as he pledged to give his support when called upon.