WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
July 14, 2017
Gender equality is a precondition for all other global goals to be met
Gender equality and women’s empowerment are integral to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This thematic spotlight is part of a series showcasing where women and girls stand against select SDG targets and were produced in support of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at UN Headquarters in New York from 10–19 July 2017.
‘Why few women are involved in forensic accounting’
Mrs. Folake Folashade Onabolu is the first female Certified Forensic Accountant in Nigeria and currently, works at the Lagos State Audit Service Commission after years of private practice at some blue-chip companies. In this interview with Omolara Akintoye, she shares her experience working at ministries and departmental agencies across the state as well as concerted efforts by the Commission to block leakages within the system.
Grooming girls for governance
As part of long-term strategy towards addressing low representation in governance among women, over 100 female undergraduates from across tertiary institutions in Lagos State have been trained and formally handed over to various Purple Clubs operated by VoicesforChange, a UK/DFID funded program, in the state.
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