FENMET Dialogue stakeholders for Gender-Responsive Budgeting.


FENMET Dialogue stakeholders for Gender-Responsive Budgeting.


By: Muhammad Suleiman Yobe


The African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) organized a three-day training and dialogue focused on gender-responsive budgeting for media representatives, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and government stakeholders.


The program, held at Johnwoood Hotel, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, aimed to strengthen participants’ knowledge and expertise in advocating for budgets that prioritize gender equality and advance sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).


The sessions included discussions on policy analysis, resource allocation for women and girls, and promoting equal access to services. Representatives from the Republic of Niger, Nigeria’s Ministry of Health and Women’s Affairs, and various media outlets participated in the workshop.


“The dialogue provided valuable skills and knowledge to advocate for gender-equitable budgets. Media personnel collaborated with stakeholders to raise public awareness on these critical issues,” said a participant.


FEMNET, established in 1984, works to promote women’s development across Africa. The organization facilitates information sharing and collaboration among NGOs on women’s rights and human rights issues.


Hafsat Ibrahim