Celebration of National Women’s Day: CONAFET–USTN organizes a conference on “social protection for all”

Celebration of National Women’s Day: CONAFET–USTN organizes a conference on “social protection for all”
Celebration of National Women’s Day: CONAFET–USTN organizes a conference on “social protection for all”

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As part of the celebration of National Women’s Day, the National Committee of Working Women of the USTN (CONAFET–USTN) hosted yesterday, Monday May 13, 2024, a conference-debate on “social protection for all and for all”. This day commemorates the historic march of May 13, 1991 by Nigerian women who demanded and obtained greater representation within the Preparatory Commission for the Sovereign National Conference held from July 29 to November 3, 1991.

At the opening of this conference debate, the representative of the Secretary General of the USTN, Mr. Maman Ganaoua stressed that the fight for social justice and the promotion of women is noble and salutary because as the mother of humanity, women contribute to the socio-cultural and economic development of the nation. As a result, no State, no trade union or civil society organization can prosper without the effective participation of women. “This is why, at the USTN, we make women a key player in all our actions, which gives us credibility nationally and internationally,” he said.

The theme chosen for the conference-debate, he added, is all the more relevant and topical to the extent that at the USTN, the social protection of workers remains and remains a priority. “Demanding and guaranteeing effective social protection is only justice done to it because our religion and our tradition have provided mechanisms for the protection of women. Protecting and securing women is also a safeguard for the protection of all. The social security of women is equivalent to that of all humanity,” he said.

For her part, the president of the USTN working women’s committee, Ms. Sani Aissatou Garba Djibo, recalled that this day established by decree in 1992 offers, each year, the opportunity to public authorities, civil society, unions , development partners and women themselves to see the progress recorded and the challenges to be taken up in the context of the promotion of Nigerien women.

This event, she continued, has a particular meaning, because more than a simple commemoration, this day constitutes a privileged moment, an exceptional opportunity to magnify our mothers and all men sensitive to gender and who work for development of women as mothers of humanity. “We also recognize that Niger has made efforts towards gender equality, as evidenced by the quota law even if it is not yet effective,” she noted. In light of the achievements on gender and social protection of the government of Niger, said the president, there is indeed much to celebrate, in terms of progress relating to equity in access to opportunities for all. socio-economic and political. “However, we need much more action to move towards a fairer and more inclusive society. The path to gender equality and the inclusion of all members of society (formal economy, informal economy, men and women) still remains strewn with cultural, religious and socio-economic pitfalls,” she concluded. .

Farida Ibrahim Assoumane (ONEP)

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