BY JULIET NONYE
As part of its activities to mark the 2023 International Women’s Day, Inter-faith Mediation Centre (IMC) in collaboration with Opus Foundation has urged government at all levels, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and the civil society groups to encourage Indigent women to embrace digital innovation.
The women Coordinator, IMC, Rev Rose Northcot made the call yesterday while addressing a press conference in Kaduna.
According to her, there is urgent need to empower more women in technology space, because the world is going digital.
“Women involvement in technological space is poor, women need to be involved not only in innovation but also in politics”.
She reiterated that women should move from their old ways of transacting business to a more seamless means through the available modern gadgets used for business transactions so that they would not be left behind.
“We call on women to use every opportunity to develop themselves and be involved in innovation and technology to enable them secure their economic, social and political rights”.
The Co-executive Director of IMC, Imam Muhammad Nuruyn Ashafa said “our aim is for this women to be technologically inclined so that they would train their children and to also see the the need to allow their children to use technology”.
“Men should encourage their women to have access to technology, this will help them manage their homes, because when you educate a woman, you educate a whole nation”.