In commemoration of the women’s month, CAPPA asked women this question. ‘What does a sustainable future for women and girls mean to you?’ See their reply.
A sustainable future is a world where women and girls are free to contribute and benefit from development equally without fear or favour.
It’s a future where everyone will encourage us and clap for us for every little achievement and not smirk at our mistakes, a future where we have a female president and governors, a future where men are also been punished equally for infidelity same level as women. A future of hope for the rural girl child that she can also be an international C.E.O
Janet Olaolu Boluwatife
A future where every woman is able to make informed decisions and be able to support themselves without having to rely on parents or husbands. Where men are not afraid of the fact that in some situations women may have better ideas than them.
A future where women are independent and have a world of their own. Being able to meet their needs without any limitation, be it social economic or political.
Adegite Oluwafunke Ifeoluwa.
A sustainable future for women and children is a future that creates room for women empowerment and involvement in the affairs of the nation and the community as a whole. And for the children, it’s a future that provides adequate resources and opportunities for child education, good health facilities and a conducive and good standard upbringing.
My work at CAPPA helps me to not only contribute to removing barriers, it equally helps me to work alongside other women to build a society that values our contribution as we #BreaktheBias
“Injustice is injustice, regardless of how sugarcoated it is. The short phrase for this year’s International Women’s Day could not have been more apt: Break the bias! Biases exist within the fabrics of our society, which are targeted at subjugating women and girls within dictated confinements. “Women are emotional and therefore shouldn’t be trusted with leadership.” They love to claim. But again, since when is emotion a plague to be avoided? What we should be scared of is a lack of it.
I want my daughters to prosper as much as my sons without being held back by mundane biases and inhibitions of gender expectations.
If we, as a people, converge at the table of gender justice and allow our humanity to prevail over our baseless biases against women and girls, we would progress in leaps and bounds and our future would be sustainable. We must come together and #BreakTheBias.”