Piqued by the dwindling numbers of women in politics and national affairs, a new foundation championed by a female journalist has been launched in Bayelsa state, to raise awareness on matter of inclusivity and advocacy in support of the girl-child and women. The foundation which aims at adding value to the lives of women and
Piqued by the dwindling numbers of women in politics and national affairs, a new foundation championed by a female journalist has been launched in Bayelsa state, to raise awareness on matter of inclusivity and advocacy in support of the girl-child and women.
The foundation which aims at adding value to the lives of women and girl-child in the state was launched at the weekend in a two-in-one event birthing the foundation and also marking the birthday of the founder, Bayelsa-based journalist with the Nigeria Pilot newspaper, Eunice Nnachi. The event was attended by gender advocates from across Nigeria who described the celebrant as a journalist per excellence, a go-getter, and a focused and determined woman who gives voice to the voiceless.
The founder and Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of Eunice Nnachi Women Advocacy Foundation, ENWAF, Lady Eunice Nnachi, thanked God for a new dawn and the vision of ENWAF. She explained to her audience that ENWAF was birthed out of her desire and passion to add value and improve the lives of women and girls in the society.
In her good will message, a Director in the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Yabrifa Felicia Owei, assured of the Ministry’s support and partnership with the foundation, and commended Lady Eunice for a well thought-out vision of reaching out to the less privileged women and girls in the society, while wishing her well and more wins in her chosen path.
Encomium poured in from the Ministry of women affairs, International Federation of Female Lawyers, FIDA Bayelsa, STARZ Safety Initiative SSI, Nigerian Association of Female Journalists, NAWOJ Bayelsa, Federated Correspondent Chapel, FCC amongst others.
Chairperson of Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA Bayelsa, Barr Deme Pamoso, appreciated the Grace of God upon the life of the CEO of ENWAF, and lauded her for towing the path of championing the cause of women and girls, while promising to embrace the foundation and give it the needed support.
Barr Pamoso pointed out that empowering women and girls ensures a better society, and prayed God to give lady Eunice Nnachi the wisdom, enablement, and funding to sustain the vision.
Also speaking, chairperson NAWOJ Bayelsa, Mrs Grace Orumieyefa, represented by the treasurer, Mrs Barbara Omosuku, described the ENWAF founder as a passionate and dedicated woman, and assured of NAWOJ Bayelsa collaboration with the foundation in order to ensure that women take their place in society, and become a formidable force to reckon with.
On her part, Lady Eunice Nnachi informed the audience that the objectives of the foundation include promoting gender equality, empowerment of women and girls, mentoring programmes, organizing outreach in communities to eradicate oppressive cultural practices, among others.
The ENWAF founder also promised to embrace the boy child advocacy, stressing that a lot of ills in the society would have been averted if the boy child received proper home training.
She called on parents to step up in their responsibility of infusing the right morals in the boy child and give them proper mentoring, stressing that by so doing, societal ills will be reduced to the barest minimum.
According to the founder, the Eunice Nnachi Women Advocacy Foundation (ENWAF) was founded as a result of her desire to enhance the lives of women in society. She acknowledged the need to establish a new dawn and vision for women’s advocacy in Bayelsa.
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