Lagos – Local activists have made the most of
the Equality Day in the United States today to urge stakeholders in Nigeria to
formulate policies that will make life better for Nigerian women.
Although Women's Equality Day is a day proclaimed each
year to commemorate the granting of the vote to women in the US, women equality
has become a matter of global concern with the incoming of the United Nation’s
millennium Development Goals.
It is third on the list.
Spokesperson of Supermart.ng, Oluwatayo Alofun, said
women equality was not just an American campaign, it is a global campaign.
"Don’t forget that it is the third goal of the
United Nation’s Millenium Development Goals.
Most of these women combine career with the task of being mothers, wives
and homemakers," Alofun said.
The organisation is making an impact among women in
"One will agree that this is not easy especially in
cities like Lagos," Alofun said.
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Supermart.ng-an is an online groceries store that
delivers groceries to households in as early as three hours as a way of making
life easier for women in Lagos.
Supermart.ng has partnered with leading supermarkets and
local markets to put up a one stop shop online with over 60 000 items.
“Supermart.ng has also invested a lot in training
logistics personnel in order to ensure that our women don’t have to worry about
delivery time," Alofun said.
It has also partnered with other organisations to conduct
entrepreneurship trainings for women.
Alofun said in particular, the organisation had been
teaching women how they could leverage technology for productivity in
businesses and in their everyday life.
"We believe that Nigeria women deserve more, we are
doing our best."
Alofun called on other stakeholders both in government
and private sectors to do their best in empowering women. - CAJ News
- CAJ News