FG Reiterates Commitment To Women’s Economic Empowerment, Climate Change

The Federal Ministry of Women Affairs reiterated its commitment to economic empowerment of women and combatting climate change in the country.

The Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Aliyu Shehu -Shinkafi made the assertion during the 22nd Regular National Council on Women Affairs’ NCWA meeting  in Abuja.

The theme for the session is “Gender Inclusivity and Women Economic Empowerment: Making the Change Work for Women and Children.”

Shehu-Shinkafi said the ministry would continue to implement policies and programmes that would empower women economically to be financially independent and improve the nation’s economy.

He also encouraged organisations to partner with the ministry in providing affordable renewable energy, particularly cooking stove for rural dwellers that would tackle the reliance on firewood for cooking.

On the issue of Gender Based Violence GBV, the permanent secretary said one of the memoranda discussed during the 2021 NCWA agreed that all states should establish a situation room to address the menace.