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Aisha Buhari Tasks Professionals on Girl-Child, Women Well-being

The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari has urge women professionals in the country to harness their experience towards identifying strategies, aimed at addressing the spate of violence against the girl child, women folk and juveniles.

Mrs. Aisha Buhari stated this during a virtual meeting organized by the Medical Women Association of Nigeria, M-WAN.

Mrs. Buhari, who was represented by Dr. Fatima Jibrilla, noted her pet initiative known as Future Assured Project, has spearheaded the wellbeing and empowerment of women against violence and stigmatization.

Speaking on enforcing legislations on harmful traditional practices against women, the President, Medical Women Association of Nigeria Dr. Minnie Oseji, said M-WAN has launched a sixteen days campaign against female genital mutilation and crude widowhood rites across the country.

Professor Adeniike Grange, in a lecture on Challenges of Women in Leadership, advised women professionals to be resolute in their quest to assume leadership roles in order to contribute meaningfully to addressing gender inequality in the country.

Also, international activist Gabriel Casper, observed that inequality and stereotypes are the oxygen upon which gender based violence thrives and called for concerted efforts at eradicating the menace.

The virtual meeting was attended by medical women representatives from Nigeria, the United States of America, Australia and the United Kingdom.

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