In celebration of the 2019 International Women’s Day, the International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA Nigeria, has called for women to have a greater awareness of their rights and privileges guaranteed under various laws.

The International Women’s Day  celebrated globally on March 8 every year, is to recognise social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

The theme for the 2019 celebration is “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change” while the theme for the social media campaign is #BalanceforBetter.

Speaking to newsmen in Lagos, , the Chairperson of FIDA Nigeria, Ngozi Ogbolu, said that though numerous laws protected the rights of women, the consistent challenge had been women’s unawareness of the laws.