- Experts have urged the federal government to promote and protect Nigerian women through the use of technology
- The advise was given by Chioma Agwuegbo, the founder of TechHer NG
- According to Agwuegbo, technology remains the most sustainable gateway to solving various issues as it concerns women
Nigerian women can be protected and promoted for all kinds of self and nationwide development through the use of technology, an expert has said.
Chioma Agwuegbo, the founder of TechHer NG, said technology is a sustainable means for the promotion and protection of women in the society.
Agwuegbo while speaking at the Digital Woman session, during the Social Media Week technology remains the most sustainable gateway to solving various issues as it concerns women.
The Digital Woman session which was the seventh edition of the larger Social Media Week conference hosted in 12 cities around the world had the theme “Stories: With Great Influence Comes Great Responsibility.”
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Agwuegbo said the TechHer NG community aims to demystify technology for women and teach them how they could use it to solve problems.
“Technology remains the most sustainable gateway for the promotion and protection of women in our society today,” Agwuegbo said.
“We decided to show women, via our experts, the various ways technology can solve problems, to inspire them but also to equip them with the tools to do it themselves," she added.
Also speaking at the session, a member of the strategy team of the Not Too Young To Run movement, Cynthia Mbamalu, said more drive is needed in social media advocacy for age reduction in categories of political offices in the country.
Further discussing the power of technology in forcing difficult conversations around women’s rights, Bankole Oluwafemi, the only man on the panel, gave tips to the attendees to protect themselves online.
Oluwafemi urged attendees to utilise sanction tools provided by social media platforms to protect themselves from trolling, cyberbullying, and other forms of abuse.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a special representative of the UN secretary-general for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, has called on politicians to work towards increasing the number of youths and women fielded by political parties in Nigeria.
Chambas also urged the politicians to avoid hate speech and politics of acrimony that may undermine peaceful conduct of election, social and national cohesion.
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The envoy made the call on Tuesday, February 12, in Ilorin in an address delivered at the high level dialogue on peaceful election in Kwara.
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