WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER July 7, 2017

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
July 7, 2017

14-year-old Nigerian filmmaker, Zuriel Oduwole honored by UNESCO

Zuriel Oduwole, the 14-year-old Nigerian filmmaker, and advocate, who has received much fame on the international scene recently, was a guest of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at a conference on gender equality in France.

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The voices of women  and girls with disabilities need to be heard

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) serve as a global agenda of accountability to address and end inequalities, injustices, and prejudices that affect the world. With 17 goals and 169 indicators, the goals are a plan of action to end poverty, protect the planet and humanity, and ensure peace and prosperity.

In the quest to achieve these goals by 2030, it is imperative all women and girls — irrespective of race, gender, LGBTQIA identities, immigrant and/or refugee statuses, and more — are fully included, represented, and prioritized in the global conversation.

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The Girl Agenda…Empowering girls through global leadership

A transformational action plan for the new United Nations Secretary-General and international leaders to speak and act in unity with and for girls all over the world.

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We are looking at safer antenatal care’

Dr. Ashiru Ajoke Sariyu is the current President of Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN), Lagos chapter. A retired head of the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) Health Services Centre (AHSC) with over 30 years’ experience in general health practice and administration, she is actively involved in issues of reproductive health and women empowerment. In this interview, she speaks on high maternal and infant mortality rate and the need for women empowerment.

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