Osinbajo supports ‘He-For-She Campaign’ for gender equality
The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has shown his support for the newly inaugurated gender equality and women empowerment campaign, tagged “He-For-She campaign’’, in Abuja on Tuesday.
According to ChannelsTV, the acting President, who joined the campaign in Abuja during its inauguration said fighting for gender equality is not only an imperative of justice and fairness but also an entitlement and a debt owed to women.
Over time, the struggle has been refined to the level of a right to gender equality, the notion that women and men should have the same legal, social and political rights. This is a body of rights which in public law is a basis for feminism.
This is perhaps the greatest leap of development in contemporary history, when boys and girls can’t today, take gender equality for granted, women and girls will be free to reach their full potentials to get decent education and earn equal pay for equal work, and the full potential of the other half of the population will finally be unleashed.
The implications of these for vastly improved quality of life for all can only be imagined.”