• Friday, May 24, 2024
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Group decries poverty level among women

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Women in Action for Development (WIAFOD) has decried the level of poverty among the womenfolk, urging government, wealthy and kind-hearted members of the society to come to their rescue.

Nkechi Justina Nwogu, a senator, representing Abia Central zone and founder of WAIFOD, said at a press briefing that the organisation has touched several lives and still doing more.

Nwogu said the establishment of the not-for-profit organisation, which is under the care of tested hands, was anchored on the philosophical ideals of three of the great thinkers in history, Karl Max, Aristotle and Plato.

She lamented the poor living standard of African and Asian women, whom she noted are faced with too many challenges that have to do with culture and low educational level.

“It has been my desire to contribute my little quota in uplifting the status of women globally. All over the world, particularly Africa and Asia, women are disadvantaged; it is a cultural thing. But we believe it is high time things got changed. Women in Action for Development was founded to address some of the cultural and economical challenges facing women”, the senator said.

According to her, “I’m aware that there are very many associations targeted at addressing the needs of women all over the world; I think ours is unique in its way. Since inception, we have done quite a lot in line with our mission and vision. And I want to say that we have a lot of programmes lined up to benefit women. Our desire is to uplift women globally, especially the African and Asian women, in accordance with democratic principles and values which promote sustainable human development.”

CHINEDUM ONYEMA