PM Solberg emphasizes on Norway's efforts in supporting women and girl hygiene around the world
Sept 20, Oslo: PM Erna Solberg in her speech at Global citizen live, spoke about Norway's efforts in making the world a better place to live in for women and girls.
"Norway is taking action.We are doing so in cooperation with development partners in a number of countries.
In Ethiopia, we are funding so-called ‘dignity rooms’ in schools.In Niger, we fund a menstrual hygiene programme.
In Nepal, we are funding school reforms, including the provision of separate girls’ toilets.In Malawi, Norway is funding improved hygiene facilities to enable girls to attend school during menstruation," she said.
The Prime Minister who began her speech with lyrics from the super hit song 'Stannding on Their own Two Feet', by Annie Lennox, stated that Norway had previously pledged an additional 85 million US dollars to women and girls’ health.
"I am now pleased to announce that Norway, together with UNFPA, UNESCO and other partners, will support sexual reproductive health services – including comprehensive sexuality education – for 170 million young people by 2030," she said before adding, we invest in girls’ education and health as a moral imperative.
PM Solberg also called on every nation to step up their work in this area."It is one of the best buys available for global development," she satated.
The Oslo Times International News Network