Today na International Women’s Day – a day wey obodo world dey look into progress wey countries don make concerning promote of rights and well-being of women. For inside Abuja, Strong Enough Girls Empowerment Initiative (SEGEI), Glamorous Mothers Development Initiative (GLAMODI) plus including other partners dey bring together better women wey dey run things to inspire others. Dem call the event Purple Ball, this na the 3rd time dem dey do am.
According by the statement wey the organisers give to tori people, the Oga for SEGEI, Ms Onyinye Edeh squeeze face as plenty girls dey out of school for obodo Naija. She talk say education of girls and activities to make man and woman equal go improve the health of women and will be good for the betterment of the society.
Other partners wey dey follow organise the Purple Ball event na we (TalkHealth9ja), Active Voices, AfriYAN, SWAG Initiative, AHF Nigeria.
See the full press tori below, plenty grammar brekete inside am o.
Glamorous Mothers Development Initiative (GLAMODI) and Strong Enough Girls’ Empowerment Initiative (SEGEI) host 3rd annual Purple Ball in Abuja, Nigeria
FCT, Abuja, March 8: Today is International Women’s Day (IWD), a day to acknowledge progress and gaps in advancing women’s rights and to celebrate women globally. To commemorate the day, Glamorous Mothers Development Initiative (GLAMODI) and Strong Enough Girls’ Empowerment Initiative (SEGEI) will host their 3rd annual Purple Ball at the Hotel Rosebud (former Nanet Suites) in Central Business District, Abuja. The theme for the event is Generation Equality: Women’s Rights are Human Rights. The Keynote Speaker is Abiodun Essiet, Special Adviser to the Honourable Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council on ICT/Civil Societies and Donor Agencies. This year, the Purple Ball also commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action which is “a global commitment to achieving equality, development and peace for women worldwide” adopted in September 1995 at the Fourth World Conference on Women. The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action highlighted critical areas for urgent action to advance equality and opportunities for women, men, girls and boys, including women and poverty, education and training of women women’s health, violence against women and women’s economic development.
Purple Ball brings together and celebrates the journeys of women whose acts of courage and determination have played an extraordinary role in the trajectory of their communities and country, particularly in advancing the health, rights and well-being of women and girls. The event will stir a discourse on how everyone plays a role in advancing gender equality in Nigeria. This year’s program will honor, in particular, women who are the first in their family or career field to achieve a milestone that has advanced gender equality. The event will also showcase the Evolve Mentorship Program (EMP), an innovative pan-African project of SEGEI that advances gender equality by bridging the mentorship gap for women aged 18-35 years. The organizers of the event chose the color Purple because it symbolizes justice and dignity – two values strongly associated with women’s and gender equality.
According to Onyinye Edeh, Founder & Executive Director of Strong Enough Girls’ Empowerment initiative (SEGEI), “Nigeria has the highest number of girls who are out of school. That is wrong; it’s totally unfair and unjust to our girls. We need to ensure that girls are able to go to school and women are able to participate in decision-making and earn equal pay for the work that they do. Equality is saying that everyone is respected and treated as a human being and given the opportunity to contribute their talents.” SEGEI is a non-profit organization that is committed to empowering girls and young women in low- resource settings to find their voices, access livelihood resources and use their talents and passions to thrive through education (formal and informal), mentorship, and life skills development. GLAMODI is a non-profit organization in Nigeria committed to empowering women and children.