Photo of CSOs, Private sector at the sensitization workshop on National WEE Policy held at the Bafra hotel Kaduna on the 31st may. 
Lola Seriki-Idahosa, Kaduna
Tracereporters –As part of efforts To enhance inclusivity, A coalition of civil society groups working under the aegis of the CSOs coalition for the domestication of the National Women’s Economic Empowerment(WEE) Policy in Kaduna State has commended the state government for setting in motion the domestication of the policy in the state.
The workshop for strategic stakeholders -CSOs, private Sector, Development Community and Traditional Leaders and with support from development Research and Projects Center (dRPC), the group described the socialization of the WEE policy as first step towards bridging the gender gap in the state.
At a press conference organized by the group, Chairperson of the group, Dr Bilkis Yusuf, who is also the Chief Executive Director of the Centre for Study and Resolution of Domestic Violence, CERSDOV, disclosed that women constitute 50% of the Kaduna state population and have contributed significantly to its social, political, and economic development since its creation.
According to her, ‘’We would like to begin by commending the Kaduna State government for inaugurating the 12 member committee to implement the domestication process for the state and we also commend the government in its continuous conscious effort to enhance women’s economic development as the history of the state shows its effort through resource provision and opportunities recently made available to small and medium business owned by women in the state.’’ she said.
She called on the committee to ensure they focus on the carefully selected approaches in the WEE policy which include the use of data, innovation, advocacy, properly monitored implementation and evaluation processes and weed out man made challenges that have proven to stand against the progress of women in the economy and the state in general.
‘’We urge all key stakeholders in the state to be open minded to this policy and take ownership to ensure its implementation and sustainability. Our gratitude goes to coalition of civil society group on the domestication of national WEE policy which is supported by the development Research project centre, dRPC for counting the state worthy of the support and we assure them that Kaduna state will deliver its mandate beyond expectations”. she added.
The one-day socialization workshop focused on the domestication of the National WEE (Women’s Economic Empowerment) policy, This will ensure that women in Kaduna State have a robust policy framework guiding their development and growth.
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