Habiba Ladan Reports
Women Peace Building Council, Katsina local government has joined the global community in celebrating the International Women’s Day.
In a statement jointly signed by its chairperson, Hannatu Mohammed and its secretary, Margret Okorobibi, the council appeals to the government to ensure that women are adequately represented in positions of power through gender-balanced appointments.
“We equally call on the government to provide more gender-sensitive empowerment programmes in order to boost self-reliance among women.
“This year’s theme for the International Women’s Day “Choose to Challenge” aims to inspire, encourage and empower both women and men to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality in order to create a more inclusive world.
“As a union that seeks to improve the social wellbeing of women, Women peace building council, Katsina local government council continues to mobilise and challenge the patriarchal status quo and influence social norms to facilitate the growth of women visionaries.
“On this note, Women Peace Building Council, Katsina local government council amplifies the voices of its fearless members who represent the enormous potentials of women to call on all stakeholders to rededicate and reposition themselves in improving the quality of life of women,” the statement read.