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May 30, 2024
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IWD: HANs Urges For Investment In Women To Accelerate Progress

From Abubakar Rabilu, Gombe

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Barr Hannatu Dauda Simon, the founder of HANs (Hold A Needy And Support) Center for Social Justice, held a one-day symposium at Mega Girls College Doma, Gombe.

The event aimed to advocate for the rights of the most vulnerable, promote the education of the girl child, empower women, and advance societal justice.

The symposium featured an impressive gathering of elite female speakers with high academic and professional achievements from distinguished ministries, agencies, and governmental parastatals.

Barr. Hannatu Simon, addressing the audience, called on society to inspire inclusion and invest in women to accelerate progress.

She emphasized the need for equity in equality, urging support for women to advance in their careers and bring diverse perspectives, empathy, and collaboration to the table.

Expressing her belief that women’s education is a powerful tool for changing the world, Barr. Hannatu Simon stressed the importance of preparing girls for future leadership roles through mental grooming.

The symposium included insightful presentations by prominent speakers:
Zariyatu Abubakar Hashidu (Gender Advocate) highlighted the significance of grooming female professionals for sustainable inclusivity in national life.

Faith Adamu Bawa (State Coordinator, Center for Girls Education) emphasized the critical role of education in addressing inequality and social injustice in Nigeria.

Barr. Martha Oyanta Daniels (Advocacy for Children’s Initiative) informed the children about preventing gender-based violence through education and behavioral change.

Barr. Fatima Tijjani (Legal Officer, FTH) focused on imparting entrepreneurial skills in the girl child for self-reliance and national development.

Trustee of the NGO, Maryam Isa Mele (Gender Advocate), encouraged girls to pursue higher education and study professional courses for active participation in decision-making.

Magistrate Abubakar Jungodo called on women to report any form of abuse, emphasizing that such cases are a violation of the law. He commended Barr. Hannatu Dauda Simon for organizing the timely program.

Hajiya Fatima Ali Baba, the school principal, expressed gratitude for choosing her school for the program. Students, interviewed after the event, expressed joy and satisfaction, requesting more programs for their benefit. The students rewarded outstanding performances with gifts and special prizes.

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Mustapha Salisu

Mustapha Salisu is a graduate of BSc. Information and Media Studies from Bayero University Kano, with experience in Communication Skills as well as Public Relations.

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