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    Akwa Ibom Gov’s Wife Bags UN Award

    Mrs Martha Udom Emmanuel

    Uyo – For empowering and uplifting the women and the girl-child in the state, wife of the Governor of Akwa Ibom, Mrs Martha Udom Emmanuel, has won a United Nations award.

    The award was presented to Mrs. Udom Emmanuel over the weekend at the UN Headquarters, New York, by the International Human Rights Commission.

    She bagged the award based on the impacts of her pet project, Family Empowerment and Youth Reorientation Path-Initiative (FEYRep).

    The wife of the Akwa Ibom governor was attending the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the UN Headquarters where she also held a side-event to showcase her project.

    The programme, which opened on March 12 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, is scheduled to close on March 23.

    The commission’s High Representative at the UN and African Union, Amb. Fouday Mansaray, lauded the activities of FEYRep, saying it is in line with Resolution 1325.

    He said the project is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) wherein women are given a voice and platform to speak and to participate fully in governance.

    Mansaray said, “So, what we do is that we try to embody the whole Sustainable Development Goals, not only talk about one issue but look at it from a holistic approach.

    “We take education as a vehicle to all of this and our goal is to make sure that we see women in high positions in governance, because women bring the entire family into consideration in leadership.

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