International Women’s Day

Let’s build a gender equal world

International Women’s Day on March 8th provides an important opportunity to celebrate women’s achievements while calling for greater equality.

A gender equal world can be healthier, wealthier and more harmonious

In collaboration with the IWD Committee, the Press Club marked the 2020 International Women’s Day (IWD)  with the theme: We are Generation Equality- #EachforEqual: in a very exciting way. In line with the theme, we invited a diverse team as panelist for a seminar to demonstration the theme; Mr Oladunjoye Opeyemi, Deputy Chairman, KOWA Party, Osun State, Adeyemo Isaac, Chairman KOWA Party, Osun State, Hon. Adejoorin Gbenga, Mr. James Okoro, a male hairdresser and make-up artist, of Much More Hairdressing and Beauty Saloon, Ile-Ife, A female ‘rewire’ in Ile-Ife, a female ‘Okada’ rider in Ile-Ife and Ajide Olubunmi, APC Women’s Leader Ife Central West we also had two parents on the panel; Dr(Mrs.) Akinyemi, and Barr. Makinde

It was a day full of fun and learning!  We saw a woman ride her bike to the assembly ground with Uncle Timothy as her passenger and the male hairdresser who performed his hair dressing skills with Aunty Jumoke’s hair. We also were astonished to hear from a woman who is into car rewiring. Dr. T.  Akinyemi told us that her husband ties her geles and her daughter studying at Canada makes beautiful hair that fetches a good sum of money. She encouraged pupils to develop skills in addition to their academics. The message we all went away with was that once you have an interest pursue it without allowing gender issues or stereotyping to interfere or stop you.

The #EachforEqual pose

We also posed for the #EachforEqual Pose

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