Women Affairs and Social Development Commissioner in Plateau State, Hon. Rufina Gurumyen has showered accolade on UN-Women for their immense contribution to the plight of women in the state.
Hon. Gurumyen who was represented by the Director Planning, Research and Statistics of the ministry, Mr. Retshik Tireng showered this accolade during the review of Plateau State Peace Architecture Stakeholders’ Validation meeting organized by UN-Women, held at the HBC Resort Hotel Kuru Jos, last Thursday.
She said the ministry would continue to protect the rights of women and children at all times in the state.
She added that, the ministry was also working towards promoting the quality of women, especially in decision making in the state.
Hon. Gurumyen urged the participants to deliberate on issues that affect women and come out with recommendation that would further promote the rights of women in Plateau and beyond.
The commissioner also assured the UN-Women and Unicef of the ministry’s continued support and partnership, in order to always protect the rights of women in the State.
Earlier in his remarks, the Deputy Programme Manager, UN-Women Mr. Peter Mancha appreciated the participants for honoring the invitation for the meeting, saying he was impressed with such cooperation.
Mr. Mancha said, the UN-women would do everything possible to ensure that, the rights of women were always protected in the society.
He added that, the meeting was geared towards the review of the Plateau State peace architecture as well as the presentation of key survey findings by the Un-Women in the State, which was presented by the lead consultants, Dr. H. Abdul.
He maintained that, a copy of the recommendation of the survey would be is given to the Plateau State government for consideration.
He also stated that, harmful traditional practice against women should be eradicated, while positive practice should be strengthened.
Mr. Mancha affirmed that, the three specific objectives of the UN-Women were to increase women’s engagement in peace building and conflict management process at all levels.
He added that, other objectives were to increase access to reporting mechanisms and protection services for girls and women affected by human rights abuses and to enhance conducive environment for implementation of UNSCR 1325.
He disclosed that, the project was funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by UN-Women in partnership with UNICEF and federal/State ministries of women affairs and social development.
- The Nigeria Standard