THE CONCEPT OF CEDAW

THE CONCEPT OF CEDAW  Cedaw is the convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly and its often described as an international bill of right for women Consisting of a preamble of 30 articles, it defines what constitutes discrimination to end women and sets up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination The convention defines discrimination against women as any distinction, exclusion or restriction made on the basis of sex which has effect or purpose of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by women irrespective of their marital status on a basis of equality of… Read More

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Violence on Women

Violence against women   is among the most universal and pervasive human rights violations, affecting at least a billion women across the globe. Recent estimates suggest that approximately 35 percent of women worldwide have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from their partners, or non-partner sexual violence – just a few of the highly prevalent forms of violence. Violence against women  takes many forms, including physical and emotional abuse, forced and unwanted sex, early and forced marriage, female genital cutting, trafficking and deprivation of resources and rights. The problem of violence against women manifests itself in a terrifying array of forms throughout the world. The experience of violent intrusion – or the… Read More

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PRESS RELEASE: BOI-KOWGO DIGITAL FINANCIAL AND BUSINESS CONNECTIVITY PROGRAMME FOR ENHANCED VISIBILITY AND IMPACTS

PRESS RELEASE: BOI-KOWGO DIGITAL FINANCIAL AND BUSINESS CONNECTIVITY PROGRAMME FOR ENHANCED VISIBILITY AND IMPACTS Despite the fact that over 48% of informal micro-businesses are run by women, they have less productive resources and capital. Women Arise Development and Humanitarian Initiative (WADHI) in partnership with the Bank Industry (BOI) held a visibility and impacts programme on Friday 21st June, 2019 at the Arts and Culture Event Centre Area 10 Abuja. The purpose of the event was to enhance the profile of results achieved to date among beneficiaries and stakeholders in the use of “KOWGO” app and to present GEEP loan certificates to first batch of “KOWGO Smart” beneficiaries for expanded buy-in… Read More

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