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US holiday highlights plight of Nigerian women

26 August 2015, 07:50Okoro Chinedu

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 Lagos.

"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


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