On Wednesday, March 29, 2017 – UN Women Global Champion for Change, Tinuola Aina organised a women empowerment conference in Lagos, Nigeria. In attendance were the following speakers: Emilia Asim-Ita – Senior Consultant, Strategy & External Relations at ThistlePraxis Consulting, Oluyemisi Adedayo of the Bunmi Adedayo Foundation and Taiwo Ayenuro, founder of the Young Mothers Empowerment Network. Aina states, “feedback from participants indicated that they were re-energized and now envision greater possibilities in empowering other women and speaking up for one another. We look forward to future events.”
The conference provided a platform for notable Nigerians from various sectors to speak about their journey to notability. The conference featured breakouts sessions and offered recommendations on the following issues:
- Ending violence against women and girls,
- Economic empowerment through entrepreneurship and skill acquisition,
- Women in STEM vocations, creating and implementing policies that foster gender equality,
- Women engagement in politics and governance.
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