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International Women’s Day: SCI sensitises Women on Health, Girl’s Child Education in Zamfara


International Women’s Day: SCI sensitises Women on Health, Girl’s Child Education in Zamfara

The Save the Children International (SCI) an NGO has on Thursday sensitised Women in Kaura Namoda Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Health and Girl’s Child Education as part of its commemoration of 2021 International Women’s Day.

The event was carried out through Reaching and Empowering Adolescent to Make inform Choices (REACH) project of the SCI in partnership with Voluntary Aid Initiative (VAI) an CSO with support of Global Affairs of Canada (GAC).

The theme of the event is “Women and Girls in Leadership Acheiving an equal figure for Women, Girls in Covid-19 World” 

In her remark, the SCI Community Engagement and Advocacy Coordinator in charge of REACH project in the state, Hajiya Zainab Usman said the event is to encourage women and girls to participate actively in education and also to promote their health.

“We consider to carry out this activity as a commemoration of 2021 International Women’s Day to put hope on women for future opportunities”, she said.

She called on womento come out and challenge insecurity and Gender Base Violence (GBV) in the society.

“Women should expose their have voices out against domestic violence, out of school children and the insecurity threatening their lives and future education.

“Women as mothers, we should be exposing domestic violence issues affecting women and girls, we must ensure that all our children are enrolled in to schools”, Hajiya Zainab said.

She described the closure of schools in the state and some parts of the country due to insecurity as a set back to future education especially the girl’s child education.

She called on authorities to ensure proper protection of schools in the state.

The Maternal and Child Health Coordinator of Kaura Namoda LGA, Hajiya Inno S-Zamfara urged women to ensure they practice family planning and child spacingin order to have healthy children.

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She further called women to always be visiting hospitals for antinatal care, saying that is one of the measures of tackling maternal death.

Earlier, in her welcome address, the VAI Team Lead, Christiana Barnabas lauded the turn out of women who participated the event.

Barnabas sort more support and cooperation from participants and stakeholders to various programmes for Adolescents, Sexual and Reproductive Heath (ASRH) in the area.

Nafisa Mu’azu and Mufida Yahaya, who spoked on behalf of the ASRH project beneficiaries commended the SCI, VAI and GAC for supporting them.

“We appreciate our parents especially mothers for supporting us to reach our potentials of lives”, they said.

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