WOMEN'S RIGHTS WATCH NIGERIA

IN COLLABORATION WITH

ROOTS AND FRUITS WOMEN FARMERS SOCIETY OF NIGERIA (RUFARM)

AND

WOMEN'S RIGHTS LEGAL AID CLINIC

                                                        Hosts

THE FIRST NIGERIA INTERNET INTERACTIVE CONFERENCE ON THE ECONOMIC RIGHTS OF
NIGERIAN WOMEN

Web page:  www.kabissa.org/mailman/listinfo/womenseconomicrights-conference

>From 9th August - 8th September, 2001.

"Men control most of the major institutions of our society, from churches to
political parties to corporations, governments and mass media...Men
therefore have material privileges to defend...." Robert Connell, University
of Sydney, Australia.

(1)  THE ECONOMIC RIGHTS OF WOMEN IN NIGERIA - from rhetoric to action

      Speaker:  Mrs. Nogi Imoukhuede - Lawyer and Project Co-ordinator of
Women's Rights Watch Nigeria.

(2)   MICRO CREDIT AS A TOOL FOR POVERTY ALLEVIATION OF NIGERIAN WOMEN - OUR
EXPERIENCE

       Speaker:  Godwin Ehigiamusoe - Co-ordinator, Lift Above Poverty
Organisation (LAPO).

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES:

(1)   To sensitize our national institutions - the Presidency, National
Assembly, State governments, National and State Planning Commissions,
Federal Office of Statistics, Local Governments, Organised Private Sector
(OPS), Industries and Corporations, Federal and State Ministries, Federal
and State owned Corporations on the economic rights of Nigerian women.

(2)   To map out strategies for gender mainstreaming in the implementation
of the National Poverty Eradication Programme (NAPEP).

(3)   To form a lobby group for ACTION on the implementation of women's
economic rights in all aspects of our national development policies and
programmes.

Participants:

The general public, Presidency, National and State Assemblies, Federal and
State Executives, Government Parastatals, National and State Planning
Commissions, Federal Office of Statistics, Organised Private Sector,
Political Parties, NGOs, CSOs, Donor Agencies, Nigerian Labour Congress,
Women's Rights Activists, Students, Academia, Media Practitioners.

Registration is free, only e-mail address required.

To participate, subscribe to [EMAIL PROTECTED]

*    Respect women's rights today!

*    Let us fight poverty together!

*    LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!

Funded by World Bank Country Office, Nigeria.

Technical support from:

Kabissa space for change in Africa www.kabissa.org

Elle Communications Nig. Ltd, tel:  234-52-256257

Prestnet Nig. Ltd e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

SIGNED;

J.J. OWA
CONFERENCE CO-ORDINATOR,
28, COOKE ROAD,
BENIN CITY,
EDO STATE, NIGERIA.
TEL:  234-52-257180


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