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Feminist News


July-19-00

Nigerian Government Will Establish Women Committee for Peace

The Nigerian government will soon create a national committee, Women For Peace, that seeks to unify women in efforts to eradicate gender discrimination and enlarge their roles in the decision-making process concerning national and international conflicts. The special adviser to the president on Women Affairs, Chief Titilayo Ajanaku, emphasized that the committee would be a diverse group that reaches out to women of varying interests and backgrounds. Ajanaku, condemning Nigeria's abolishment of the Women Affairs ministry, stated that the committee would be crucial to increasing the value of women's status.

Media Resources: Africa News Online