The Rivers State chapter of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, has identified the involvement of women in politics as responsible for the peace being enjoyed in the state presently.
The association said this in commemoration of this year’s Independence Day Anniversary.
In a press statement by the association’s Chairperson, Mrs. Susan Serekara-Nwikhana and Secretary, Ngozi Anosike, NAWOJ noted that Rivers State is among the states with the highest number of women in politics and commended Governor Nyesom Wike for not only choosing a woman as his deputy but ensuring that the 23 Local Government Vice Chairmen are women.
It also urged Government at all levels to use the anniversary to celebrate the resilience, achievements and contributions of women towards peace in the society while calling for acceleration of women’s equality.
Congratulating all on the occasion of Independence, NAWOJ maintained that, “Independence anniversary is a call for all to choose to challenge gender bias and inequalities that hamper our peace,” stressing that by challenging power gaps and questioning stereotypes, the society can say no to all forms of discrimination against women and girls.