Ondo NCWS Marks 2021 Int’l Women’s Day, Gives Good Deed Awards To Outstanding Women

10th March, 2021

National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) Ondo State chapter has joined the rest of the world to celebrate 2021 International Women Day, a day set aside to celebrate the women across the globe.

While the State Government through the office of the First Lady and Ministry of Women Affairs organised a two days program to mark the day, the leadership of NCWS know the importance of the day to womenfolk across the world, which necessitated the lecture and award presentation to notable women in the state who were shinning examples to women in Nigeria.

The 2021 International Women Day (IWD) theme is ” Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a Covid-19 World” using #Choose To Challenge as campaign tool.

As part of the activities marking the day, NCWS provided free eyes screening, distribution of free eyes glasses to women who have eyes defection and hand wash soap was given to freely to participants at the program organised by the group.

Also, experts in health sector and entrepreneurship lectured the participants on how to keep proper hygiene, saving for rainy days and the need to be self reliance in the society.

Speaking with PATH, State President of NCWS, Pastor Mrs Jumoke Aborode said the VAPP bill protecting women against violence, female circumcision or genital mutilation, forceful rejection from home and harmful widowhood practice must be adhered to the letter.

She said it is high time women in the state begin to aspire to leadership positions, adding that women performance in various positions occupied were rated the best in terms of input and output.

” Women in Ondo State deserve an equal future free of stigma ,stereotypes and violence. Women have what it takes to lead and should not be underrated based on gender inequality”.

Mrs Aborode charged women in the state to be industrious, maintain good hygiene and never see themselves as inferior or intimidated by anybody.

The peak of the program was the presentation of Good Deed Award to outstanding women of substance who have Carved a niche for themselves in their various field of endevours among the awardees were Barrister Olamide Falana, Mrs Doris Amoko and others.

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