The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has said that women must help one another to achieve the desired emancipation of women in all ramifications.
UNESCO’s Director-General, Ms Audrey Azoulay, made the assertion during her visit to Nigeria for the 33rd Session of the International Coordinating Council of the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB-ICC).
She said that women must also show solidarity support to the younger generation in the areas of education, women science and women development.
“I am delighted to see women of different colours, different uniforms and in smiling mood, to make women agenda of emancipation come true; we need another dimension.
“We must support women education, women in science and women development. Adolescent girls are taken out for exploitation and different agenda that we don’t know. Women need to help one another.
“I thank the Minister, Women Development Centre for promoting the course of women,” Azoulay stressed. Earlier in her welcome address, the Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen, told the August visitor that Nigerian women are resilient when it comes to hard work.
According to her, there is no field of profession that Nigerian women are not involved, adding that, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of women lost their lives.
Tallen said that Nigerian women need more support on women empowerment, political emancipation, girl child education and many more, and called for UNESCO’s support.