Women’s World concludes sensitization on gender violence
Women’s World International (WWI) concluded an awareness raising campaign on Sexual Gender Base Violence (SGBV) and political participation of women in governance at the Patricia Kabbah Memorial Secondary School, Peninsular Road, Goderich.
Giving an over view of the organization, the Executive Director, Women’s World International, Mrs. Florence Sesay said their mission is to fight for women’s right.
That the motto of WWI, she said, is ‘bringing out women in excellence.’
She said the organization caters for the girl child education through skill training for disadvantaged women in the area of sexual and gender base violence; child protection issue and it discourages the use of the girl child as bread winner.
Our focus, she said, is to sensitize women of their roles and responsibilities in decision making; for the overall development of the country.
A Representative from NACSA, Pastor Abu Daffay, in his statement informed the gathering of a hospital that is currently under Construction at Metchem and a micro finance programme that supports the less privileged women in their Communities thus encouraging them earn their daily bread to be able to send their girl children to school.
He preached about the Human Right aspect in the 1991 Constitution, quoting section 16 chapter 64, which he said speaks of the Right to life.
She said no man has the right to beat a woman, but also encouraged the women to put on good attitudes and help their male partners for the overall development of the home.
Chief John Lamin of Adonkia Community said he has formed committees to look into the affairs of women in their communities and report matters concerning child abuse, sexual, Financial or economic, physical and gender base violence to him.
He said sometimes Psychological violence takes place at homes of family members but encouraged the mothers report such to the authorities concerned.
In her keynote address, a representative from the Ministry of Social Welfare Gender and Children’s Affairs, Madam Osanatu Jalloh, encouraged the women to take education as their priority.
She called on them to send their girl child to school. She compares women in authority to men and said however that women are the most reliable when it comes to authority.
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