Some African women and the United Arab Emirates ladies have called on the Nigerian National Assembly to rescind its decision on the rejected gender bills, stating that no country advances without promoting women.
The women were in Dubai for the AfroZons Soundoff event which was organized by the Dubai Department of Economy & Tourism.
They said every responsible government should care about the issues of women, adding that gender-based issues need to be given prime attention because according to them, women have special ways of attracting developments and making their countries peaceful.
A radio host from Tanzania, Ms. Kamala Harry, said, “The gender base bill is a very important bill to pass, I don’t know why it should be rejected because you cannot promote the economy without promoting the women. The women do multiple tasks.
She said, “Currently, my country has a female president and she is the first in history. She has attracted a lot of developments and our economy is thriving. Every responsible government should care about the issues of women because the women can break grounds and achieve great things ”
“As we celebrate international women day, the Nigeria government should look at the bills again and find a way to accept them or review some of them instead of rejecting them ”
Speaking also, a guide at Dubai’s ‘future museum’, who gave her name as Elzanfely, said, women, understand the people better and have the capability of adding value to their countries.
She said, “Here in Dubai, the women are more empowered and the government is doing its best to ensure that the women come to the field, work in other to explore their potentials and we are happy for the spaces given to us”
She urged other world leaders to encourage women and specifically, called on the Nigerian government to consider the passage of the gender bills to enhance developments.
Also, a UK-based Radio Host, Clodian Helen, urges women to be resilient, develop confidence in what they do, wave out softness and push on.