Written by Laraba Murey

IWD: Norwegian Embassy seeks to evaluate, enhance gender advocacy

The Royal Norwegian Embassy has hosted some journalists to discuss gender equality, political violence against women amongst other issues of mutual interest for global unity and understanding.

The Deputy Head of Mission, Ingrid Skjolaas, and her team, Mari Grepstad and Olumide Adetiloye, noted that the meeting was to share and understand gender equality as the world marked the International Women Day, on March 8 every year.

She said that Norway Gender Equality Act was adopted by parliament in 1978, while in 2018, it was merged with three other laws, into the Equality and Anti-Discrimination Act.

She said the embassy was interested in ensuring that women get equal opportunities in the society and there was need to understand the role of the media towards enhancing equality and women inclusion in the development process of Nigeria.

Ingrid said to demonstrate the equality of gender in Norway, the female soccer team of the country earns as much as their male counterparts, contrary to the practice in some other countries.

The Secretary of Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, FCT Council, Mr. Ochiaka Ugwu, said that the media has played an integral role in the development of gender in Nigeria, stating that most media houses now have more women in top editorial and management positions.

 

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