In time past, the call for improvement of the status of women gained global attention due to perceived deterioration and neglect of the womenfolk. The United Nations responded and called for the establishment of an institutional mechanism by member nations to address any perceived gender imbalance inherent in their immediate locality.
This, in Nigeria, gave birth to the National Commission for Women in 1989 with its upgrading in 1997 to a full-fledged Ministry. In Rivers State, the Government established the State Commission for Women in 1991 which was eventually upgraded to a full-fledged Ministry in 1997
The Vision of the Ministry is to build a society that guarantees equal access to wealth creation opportunities, develop a culture that places premium on protection of the Girl Child and focuses attention to both the Public and Private Sector on Issues that Promotes full Participations of Women in the development process.
The Mission Statement of the Ministry is to serve as the vehicle to bring about a speedy and healthy development of rivers women and girls in the mainstream of our developmental process.
For more information, visit: women affairs.rvsg.gov.ng