Women Dialogue Series
Date: November 27, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue: Peace Be Still Guest Inn,
11 Ngwa Close Off Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti Way
Area 3 Garki Abuja, Nigeria
In 2019 alone, 243 million women and girls (aged 15-49) across the world encountered sexual or physical violence by an intimate partner, according to figures compiled by the UN. While the statistics in Nigeria remains unclear, what is certain is that victims of domestic violence lack the creativity, negotiation skills, communication, conflict management, and mediation skills to navigate the challenge of managing success at home and the work place. As a result, the women endure multiple forms of discrimination, sexual, and physical violence with potential impacts on women’s wellbeing, their sexual and reproductive health, mental health, and ability to participate and lead in socio-economic development.
Women Dialogue Series – WDS- represents an unprecedented effort to help women in Nigeria to tell their stories and share experiences with audiences far beyond their borders. Only by telling their stories, making their voices heard, advocating their causes, and expressing their opinions can women become full participants in society. Sponsored by Mayale Strategy Limited, Abuja and Institute of Creative Thinking, New York, the Women Dialogue Series is expected to bring together female leaders from the public and private sectors for a frank and forward-looking conversation at this moment of reckoning for society to hear women’s voices on critical and timely issues in their respective fields, reflect on their personal, professional experiences, and share ideas. The forum is also designed to amplify the voices of women in foreign policy, national security, and international business.
Specifically, the forum will address the following:
What is the solution to the incessant sexual harassment in the workplace? What is the responsibility of political office holders, celebrities, corporate boards and executive leadership to hold perpetrators accountable for their actions? What is the role and responsibility of the media in covering sexual allegations? What are the implications of public trial of sexual accusations in the media versus courts? How can perpetrators be uncovered and held responsible in workplaces. Who are the true victims of sexual violence – male or female?
Mary Nwaojei, MBA,
Chief Operating Officer, Mayale Strategy Ltd.
Kande Daniel, MA
Former National President, National Association of Women Journalists – NAWOJ
Olga Zbarskaya, Ph.D.
President, Institute of Creative Thinking, New York
State House, Aso Rock Correspondent for The Sun Newspaper
Publisher Elegance Magazine London
Vice President, International Programs
Center for Media & Peace Initiatives, New York
For registration: Click: https://form.jotform.com/203044601098145
Questions? Please contact Awele Nwaojei;
Zoom link: https://bit.ly/366nrQv