THE Federal Government has emphasised that gender issues at the workplace must be positively addressed to enhance national development.
This was disclosed in Abuja during a capacity building workshop on gender mainstreaming in workplace organised by the Inspectorate department of the ministry of labour and employment.
Speaking at the workshop, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, William Nwankwo Alo, said Gender Mainstreaming in workplace is a strategy applied to ensure that women as well as men “concerns and experiences,” formed the integral dimension of workplace policies and programmes.
He said, “The world is continually evolving at a rapid pace and the change has brought with it new complexities that constantly reshape society and redefine every aspect of human endeavors and existence, knowing that organisations are among the most significant structures through which society functions.”
Alo added that with Gender Mainstreaming, “we will ensure no one is left behind in policies design and implementation, bearing in mind that it should form the bedrock of social dialogue”.