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International Women’s Day: AWLA`s President sues for gender acceptance



President of the African Women Lawyers Association (AWLA), Mrs Amanda Demechi-Asagba, has called for gender acceptability in all sphere of the society, in commemoration of 2022 International Women’s Day celebration (IWD).

Demechi-Asagba made the call in a statement she made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Lagos.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the IWD is a global celebration observed annually on march 8, to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women.

It is also a focal point in the women’s rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women.

The theme of the IWD 2022, is “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow” and the campaign theme is #BreakTheBias.

In line with the 2022 IWD celebration theme, the AWLA`s president said gender equality was the key to a sustainable development and a sustainable future

“We are not unaware of the bias, however, knowledge of their existence is not enough, action is needed to level the playing field.

“Bias, whether conscious or unconscious, makes it difficult for women to forge ahead in their personal lives, family and careers,” she said

According to Demechi-Asagba, women make the world a beautiful place as they exude love in the world, adding that women are smart, unique, beautiful, brainy and brawny.

She said women worked round the clock to bring about peaces and order, and to also ensure growth and development in the society.

Demechi-Asagba added that whenever women were denied of opportunity to showcase their abilities, they nevertheless, worked with the little ability to make impact in humanity.

She called for inclusion of more women in leadership to balance the equation in governance.

“On this special day, we want to let you know that we acknowledge your power, that you are specially appreciated and needed.

“We urge you to encourage, support, and lift any woman around you in your own little way, and you will be amazed at the extent that little help can go to save a whole family, community/nation.

“It is also important to know that your right is your right and that we at AWLA will go the extra mile to protect your rights and interests “pro bono”, and give you a voice.

“It is no secret that the future is female, and this is our way of breaking the bias,” she said.

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