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Women’s Empowerment is Important for Sustainable Development

Women’s Empowerment is Important for Sustainable Development

Investing in girls and women is likely to prevent inter-generational cycles of poverty and yield high economic and societal returns. –Ban Ki-Moon, United Nations Secretary-General Women’s social and economic empowerment is very important not only in eradicating abject poverty in the country, but also, in achieving all the Millennium Development Goals objectives. Women’s empowerment benefits

DEC: On a Mission to Empower Women

Whenever and wherever the annals of women empowerment programmes are being presented in Nigeria, a special place will be reserved for Development Exchange Centre, DEC, Nigeria. DEC is an organisation that sets out to create space for women, helping them to develop and become people who add value to the society while still effectively playing

CGEE Growing Strategic Role in Enlightening and Empowering Women Financially

Centre for Grassroots Economic Empowerment, CGEE,is undoubtedly one of the biggest success stories in women empowerment in Nigeria. It started as a savings and credit scheme under the Justice Development and Peace Commission, JDPC, of Catholic Diocese, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State. However, in order to overcome the geographical constraint of not being able to operate outside

CGEE’s Success Stories

Mrs. Olarenwaju Oladeji was in the business of baking doughnuts and other snacks in Ibadan, a city of about 1.3 million people in South-west Nigeria. She wanted to diversify and trade in second-hand clothing but had no money to start, and lack of credit history or collateral for loans made it impossible for her to

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