WORKSHOP ON GENDER RESPONSIVE BUDETING FRAMEWORK FOR LEGISLATURES

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WORKSHOP ON GENDER RESPONSIVE BUDETING FRAMEWORK FOR LEGISLATURES

In partnership with Global affairs Canada and Action Aid Nigeria on the Women’s Voice and Leadership(WVL) Project. The 100 Women Lobby Group implemented the proposed training on Women and girls budgeting and Appreciation for National Assembly Members on the 13th of October 2020. The meeting held at Abuja, National Assembly Complex, New building Extension, Room 034 with 62 persons in Attendance. The Training which was targeted for key legislatures, Committee Chairpersons and Committee Clerks is to increase Gender Sensitivity in the legislative arm in processes such as policy formulation, Constitutional and policy reviews, Budget approvals and in interventions at the community level by legislatures in their communities.

The Right Honorable Speaker House of Representative, Honorable, Femi Gbajabiamila was ably represented by member, House of Representative, Honorable Taiwo Oluga. 19 members of the House of Representatives (Chairman House Committee Women in Parliament, Chairman House Committee on Violence) including two Committee Chairman (Basic Education and Women Affairs, Diaspora, Environment) were in attendance, Vice Chairman of the committees such as (Federal Judiciary), 8 Clerks of various house committees, deputy clerks and staffs of the various House committees were also present for the event. The Minister for Women Affairs, Directors and Deputy directors also participated throughout the training.

Honorable Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development Dame Pauline K Tellen in her remark commended the presence of He4She in the training and the effort put in place by the House Committee Women Affairs and Social Development to flag such a relevant training. She pointed out that a Gender Responsive Budgeting is not a Women’s budget but the one that seeks to uplift the standard of living for everyone in the society. She identified limitations to Gender Responsive Budgeting in Nigeria such as; Inadequate skills to analyze Budget, Lack of structured systems for monitoring Ministries, Departments and Agencies, Misunderstanding of the concept of Gender, Resistance from oppositions, Inadequate Gender Disaggregated Data, Socio-Cultural factors.

In partnership with Global affairs Canada and Action Aid Nigeria on the Women’s Voice and Leadership( WVL) Project.

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