EU earmarks £250m to empower women in Africa
European Union (EU) Programme Manager to Nigeria, Laolu Olawumi, said 250 million Euros had been earmarked to empower women in line with the 2030 agenda in Africa.
Olawumi, disclosed this in an interview on the sideline of the UN and EU spotlight initiative workshop in Abuja. According to her, the EU-UN joint Spotlight Initiative is a global initiative focused
Ekeoba, added that the overall vision of the initiative “is to achieve a “Nigeria, where all women and girls are free from violence and harmful practices. On his part, Mr Kwasi Amankwaah, Head of UN Resident Coordinator’s Office, said the EU-UN joint initiative was launched in 2017, to focus on eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls. Amankwaah, therefore, called on participants to assist in eradicating violence, harmful practices that are related to sexual and reproductive health as well as the rights of women in the society.