Lauretta Onochie, the chairman of the governing board of the NDDC, has lent her support to the global movement for equality of treatment for all people, regardless of gender.
She spoke yesterday during a courtesy visit by the female champions of the Commission’s football competition at the NDDC offices in Port Harcourt.
The NDDC Chairman expressed her joy at hosting the female champions in March, when the world pays special attention to issues affecting women, and said, “We must all learn to respect our girls the same way we treat our boys.”
In accordance with Sustainable Development Goal 5, which is one of the 17 objectives set by the United Nations in 2015.
The NDDC Chairman’s plea is a call to action for all stakeholders to collaborate in order to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030.
Not only is achieving gender equality a fundamental human right, but it is also the basis for a world that is peaceful, wealthy, and sustainable.
SDG 5’s key targets and indicators include eradicating all forms of violence, discrimination, and harmful practices against women and girls.
Guaranteeing women’s full participation and leadership at all levels of decision-making; ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Fostering women’s economic empowerment; and strengthening women’s roles in humanitarian and peacebuilding efforts.