LAPO Empowers 19,124 Women with Social Skills

LAPO empowered 19,124 women with social development skills in March and April 2018to enable them overcome socio-cultural and traditional inhibitions militating against their progress and the realization of their aspirations.

The Executive Director, Sabina Idowu-Osehobo expressed concern that a lot of women were discriminated against in the society, marginalized and excluded from life transforming opportunities. She said sustainable development cannot be achieved without women inclusion.

She said LAPO is committed to the dismantling of structures and processes that encourage discrimination, injustice and violence against women, adding that gender-based discrimination permeates all cultures, and often manifests in laws, policies, and practices of institutions.

LAPO has been in the forefront of bringing gender issues to wider attention, promoting legal and policy reforms and supporting projects that empower women economically.