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‘Use ICT to fight discrimination’

02 July 2013, 10:13

Abuja - Nigerian women have been urged to take advantage of the opportunities provided by modern Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to fight discrimination and advancing gender issues.

Speaker of Nigeria House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, made the call while officially opening the third National Women in Parliament Summit in Abuja.

“Women should explore the avenue, not just to post issues on gender discrimination, but also to access information on employment, education, health services, protection and politics among others,” he said.

Tambuwal observed that discrimination contributes to the increase in poverty level of any nation.

“It does not only deny a large part of our citizens their rights to reach their full potential, but it also denies the nation the benefits of their contribution,” he added.

The speaker also identified denial of the girl-child education and discriminating against women in the work place as some of the ways in which inequalities occurred in the country.

“This discrimination not only worsens the poverty level of women, but also denies them the ability to own their means of livelihood or even to fully participate in business or politics,” he said.

- CAJ News


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