Mon. Jul 22nd, 2024

IWD, Is A Call To Action To Promote Gender Equality, Empower Women- Says Agom Kufana

The traditional ruler of Kufana Chiefdom in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria, the Agom Kufana, Chief Titus Dauda, has enjoined all and sundry to stand in solidarity with women to amplify their voices to ensure that their rights and dignity are upheld and respected.

The traditional ruler who made the call in a speech to commemorate this year’s women’s Day in his Chiefdom, wants everybody to be agents of change, advocating for policies and practices that promote gender equality and empower women to reach their full potential.

HERE UNDER IS FULL TEXT OF THE SPEECH BY HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS

Speech to commemorate international women’s day by HRH Agom kufana chiefdom Mr Titus Dauda

Ladies and gentlemen,

As we gather here today to commemorate International Women’s Day in the year 2024, it is imperative that we reflect on the progress we have made and the challenges that still lie ahead in the pursuit of gender equality.

International Women’s Day is not just a day to celebrate the achievements of women, but also a day to acknowledge the ongoing struggles they face in various facets of life. It serves as a reminder that the fight for gender equality is far from over.

In today’s world, women continue to break barriers and shatter stereotypes in every field imaginable. From politics to science, business to the arts, women are making significant contributions and leaving an indelible mark on society.

However, despite these advancements, women still face systemic barriers and discrimination that hinder their full participation and representation. Gender-based violence, unequal access to education and healthcare, and wage disparities are just a few examples of the injustices that women around the world continue to endure.

Therefore, on this International Women’s Day, let us reaffirm our commitment to dismantling these barriers and creating a more inclusive and equitable society for all. Let us stand in solidarity with women everywhere and amplify their voices, ensuring that their rights and dignity are upheld and respected.

Let us also recognize the importance of intersectionality in the fight for gender equality, acknowledging that women experience discrimination differently based on factors such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. True equality can only be achieved when we address the intersecting forms of oppression that affect women from diverse backgrounds.

As we celebrate the achievements of women past and present, let us not forget the work that still needs to be done. Let us be agents of change, advocating for policies and practices that promote gender equality and empower women to reach their full potential.

In closing, let us remember that International Women’s Day is not just a day on the calendar, but a call to action. It is a reminder that gender equality is not just a women’s issue, but a human rights issue that requires the collective efforts of all members of society.

Thank you.

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