“To help build a Edo Society that guarantees equal access to social, economic and wealth creation opportunities to all, irrespective of gender, places
premium on protection of the child, the aged and persons with disabilities; focuses attention of key operators in both private and public sectors on mainstreaming the concerns of these groups of people in national development process”.
“To serve as the national vehicle to bring about speedy and healthy development of Edo Women, Children, the socially disadvantaged and physically challenged, and the main-streaming of their rights and privileges in national development process”.
THE MINISTRY’S MANDATE
“The broad mandate of the Ministry is to advise government on gender and Children issues. Issues affecting Persons with Disabilities and the Aged; initiate policy guidelines and lead the process of gender equality and mainstreaming at both the national and international levels”.
FUNCTIONS OF THE MINISTRY
The basic functions of the Ministry of Women Affairs are as follows: