The wife of the Governor of Akwa Ibom State and founder Family Empowerment and Youth Reorientation Path-initiative (FEYReP), Mrs. Martha Udom Emmanuel, has won an award at the UN for empowering and uplifting the women and the girl-child in the state.

The "THE HEART OF A CHAMPION" award was presented to her by the International Human Rights Commission at the UN Headquarters. The award was bestowed on her in recognition of the impacts of her pet project, Family Empowerment and Youths Reorientation Path-Initiative (FEYReP). Mrs Emmanuel was attending the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the UN Headquarters where she also held a side-event to showcase her project. The CSW event opened on the 12th of March and closed on March 23rd

While in New York, Her Excellency Mrs. Emmanuel also presented a paper at the African Heritage Women in Education and Empowerment (AHWEE) on the topic: EMPOWERING AFRICAN RURAL WOMEN, FOCUSING ON WIDOWS.


Click on thumbnails to view photos