For Women Around The World!



A piece of art by Gbenga Orimoloye, in appreciation of women in their economic pursuit
 

To every woman out there, I salute you! It feels great to be a woman, and one with a good  purpose for humanity. Beyond the news-makers who contribute their quota in governance and other recognised professional circles, I want to appreciate every woman who defies the wetness of the rainwaters and the heat of the scotching sun selling her tomatoes and vegetables to ensure that her family is provided for and being available for her children.  

As the world marks the International Women’s Day today, different groups are gathered across nations, holding talks about everything that concerns the woman. While some people are looking at her challenging role in the life of a family, others are considering what could be termed ‘satisfactory’ as support for her welfare. Importantly, a major focus is on how to stop violence against women.

The role of women in nation-building cannot be undermined. Women have continued to be great home-makers as well as significant contributors to economic development. In Nigeria, like most African countries, women play very important roles in every sector of the economy. But I am particularly worried that with technological advancement to improve healthcare, women still die during childbirth! I think that this is one area where she needs real help just as she loves to be safe and live in a peaceful environment!