International Women’s Day: Nigeria’s Trail Blazing Amazons

Ogunmola Sowemimo

Globally, International Women’s Day is marked every March 8 as the focal point in the movement for women’s rights. Therefore, to mark this year’s celebration themed “Balance For Better”, it was only fitting for Chiemelie Ezeobi to profile some Nigerian amazons who have blazed a trail in their respective fields

From the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, which was agreed in 1979 and ratified by 189 states, the fight for equality has come a long way from the days where women played second fiddle.

Notwithstanding the fact that presently, only six nations; Belgium, Denmark, France, Latvia, Luxembourg and Sweden, have equal rights for men and women, it hasn’t stopped women across the globe from being the consummate mother, wife and at the same time, thrive in her chosen career. Perhaps, this achievement was possible because the declaration highlights…

Source: Thisday Newspaper


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