Ekiti State Wins Gender Mainstreaming Award

By Funmi Ajala{SA}

Thursday received the “Gender Mainstreaming Award” given to the Ekiti State Government by UN Women and SDGs.

The award recognises and acknowledge the achievement of Ekiti State Sustainable Development Goals Office in the area of Gender Mainstreaming.

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Presenting the award, the State SDGs Secretary and Focal Person, Mr Olukayode Adunmo explained that one of the seventeen (17) Sustainable goals, precisely, goal 5 is to “Achieve gender equality and empower all Women and Girls,” and Ekiti State SDGs office has always been fully involved in making this goal a reality through the various policies and programmes introduced and executed by the administration.

UN Women in partnership with the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs (OSSAP-SDGs) invited the SDGs office in the 36 States of the federation to submit the summary of their works on gender mainstreaming.

Out of the 36 States, Ekiti State and three other States were recognised for their outstanding performance and were presented with a plaque of Excellence.

Mr Adunmo acknowledged the work done by Her Excellency, Erelu Bisi Fayemi during the first tenure (2010-2014) as what made it possible to achieve the award. “Your contribution can be attested to your endless fight towards the enactment of the Gender Based Violence (GBV) Bill in November 2011. Ekiti State was the first State to enact this bill through your contribution and this is a lofty development.” We thank you ma for all your effort.

Erelu Bisi Fayemi thanked the State SDGs team and stated that her office will continue to work with the MDAs that works on SDGs related issues.

Source: Office Of The FirstLady

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