IWD: Bauchi NAWOJ highlights importance of self-care for women’s health, wellbeing


IWD: Bauchi NAWOJ highlights importance of self-care for women’s health, wellbeing

Story from Beatrice EARLAND, Bauchi

Women in Bauchi State have been called upon to create time and take care of themselves and not wait on men to do that for them.

The call was made by a gender specialist, Mrs Kefas Magaji while speaking during the commemoration of the International Women’s Day (IWD) organized by the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) Bauchi Chapter, which was held at American Spaces on Wednesday.

Mrs Magaji encouraged women to learn to depend on themselves irrespective of age and social standing, adding that as women, they are responsible for the welfare of the men and children in their lives hence the need to take care of themselves is paramount.

She appreciated NAWOJ for the initiative and urged them to keep the women at the grassroots informed of opportunities and learn to come together to work for the good of women in general.

In her welcome address, the Chairperson of NAWOJ, Rashida Yusuf, appreciated the women for coming. She explained that, this year’s theme is timely as women are in dire need of technological advances.

“This year’s event is coming when the womenfolk are in dire need of support to meet the present challenges of 21st century.
The theme of this year’s event was coined to serve as a wake-up for women to key into the technological advancement the world is undergoing.”

She commended the first lady of the state and other key stakeholders for facilitating in uplifting the plight of the girl child.

“While appreciating your support to women and girls, it is our fervent prayer and hope that women, especially those in the rural areas would be supported to catch up with present realities”, she said.


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