By; PETER NOSAKHARE, Kaduna
Women have been called upon to look inwards, discover their strength and choose to challenge themselves and society to achieve their dreams and desires.
This was the advise given by Director and Founder of Women Initiative for Sustainable Environment (WISE) Ms. Olanike Olugboji at the organization’s celebration of this year’s International Women’s Day held at the NUT Conference Hall Kaduna on Tuesday.
According to her, the theme of the celebration #Choose To Challenge is apt because women ought to know that to challenge is different from competing.
“It simply allows you to challenge yourself and looking inwards for your strength.”
She mentioned that women like Dr. Ngozi Okonji-Iweala who against all odds has done well for herself in a world dominated by the male folks.
“As Director General of the World Trade Organization she has told the Nigerian women that there’s limits to what they achieve if they challenge themselves. Women should be inspired by the achievements of other than taking it as war.”
Speaking at the occasion one of the members of the Board of Directors, Mrs. Martha H. Banki said that for women to Earn Power Through Gender Equity they (women) ought to discover themselves so as to burst their limitations.
“Women are full of strength, they only need to look inside and discover their worth and power in order to arrive at their dreams and desires.”
On her part legal practitioner Barrister Ruth Olajide said violence, rape and abuse of the female gender should stop because they are not lesser beings and as such deserve to be treated well.
“We deserve equal treatment in all spheres of life. We should be allowed to get education and aspire for any position we seek necessary,” Olajide stressed.