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UN moves to save women from COVID-19


Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Pauline Tallen (left); Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Tony Ojukwu; and Country Representative, UN Women, Comfort Lamptey, during the UN consultation to secure a common understanding of priorities for UN and government engagement on human rights, in Abuja…yesterday. PHOTO: NAN

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) has empowered 11,500 women with N30,000 each in ten states to mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on vulnerable women and youths.

Speaking at the close of the first phase of the Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) Project, which started in April 2020, UN Women Country Representative to Nigeria, Ms Comfort Lamptey, said the project, over the years, proved that economic empowerment could increase the decision-making powers of vulnerable women and reduce their level of vulnerability to Gender-Based Violence (GBV).

According to her, 10,737 vulnerable women in 10 states have bank accounts and can access banking services in rural communities, while 767 who could not access banking services have fund for healthcare.


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