BY LEKE ADEGBITE
The Federation of Women of Lawyers, FIDA, Ondo State branch, has expressed displeasure over the biases being faced by women across various spheres of the society as it described the situation as alarming.
The Association vowed that it will work with other women groups and associations to ensure that Ondo state produces First Female Senator and more female members of the House of Representatives and at state Assembly.
The state FIDA Chairperson, Mrs Catherine Ogunjebi, disclosed this in Akure to radio nigeria in Akure while commemorating this year’s International Women’s Day.
Mrs Ogunjebi noted that with various advocacy and sensitizations that had been initiated by FIDA in collaboration with other interested groups, qualified women would be pushed, encouraged and supported ahead of the 2023 general election to attain key political powers.
The FIDA Chairperson who lamented that only one female National Assembly member had been produced from Ondo state since inception of democracy, said the Association was committed to ending all biases being faced by women across various spheres of the society.
According to the women lawyers’ group, the pinnacle of the biases against women in Nigeria was the decision of the 9th National Assembly which voted against all gender related -bills presented before it during the recent constitution review.
She emphasised that for the barrier to be broken, women must actively work towards being the best at what they do.
Speaking on the theme ‘Gender Equality Today for A Sustainable Tommorrow’, Ogunjebi, maintained that in certain areas and workplace women has been stereotyped to that up certain inferior positions.