The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire has pointed out that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda presents an opportunity to address Gender Inequality and entrench inclusive development.
Princess Adefulire made the remark recently in her address at a side event organized at the margins of the 61st Commission on the Status of Women, held at the United Nations Headquarters, New York.
Princess Adefulire noted that “there is empirical evidence that demonstrates that, investing in women matters for poverty eradication”, stressing that gender is a determining factor in poverty-environment linkages as gender inequality, environmental deterioration and deepening poverty are mutually self-reinforcing. She therefore called for women’s access to education, health services, productive employment as well as other social goods.
She urged nations and societies across the globe to accord gender equality the priority it deserves, and strive diligently to engender Women’s Property Rights, so as to unlock the full potentials of women and girls, with attendant rapid national development.