Two non-governmental organizations in Adamawa, Kwatom Development Initiative and Pleasant Springs, have in commemoration of the international women’s day, convened a stakeholders meeting with indigenous Adamawa women entrepreneurs today.
The occasion which attracted women from many backgrounds provided an atmosphere where the women interacted and freely exchanged ideas for the enhancement of their well being.
The meeting with a theme “where women work makes all the difference” was anchored on the global theme which is “choose to challenge.”
The International Women’s Day, is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.
The day is marked annually on the 8th day of March every year.
A co-host of the event, Beatrice Benjamin in her goodwill message charged the women to take up the challenge and add value to themselves and cascade same to their various endeavors, noting that such spirit will bring about positive changes in their work, businesses, homes and communities.
She called on the women to avail themselves to training and financial literacy so that they can access incentives that can grow their businesses and connect them to global business opportunities.
Also speaking, a development practitioner and gender expert, Charity Anaja emphasized the need for women to invest time and resources in personal efficiency, self development, building networks and supporting each other.
Anaja who is the guest speaker noted that the world is bringing in gender perspectives into all conversations adding that women have a major role to play in societal growth from home building, governance to development noting that they need to fit into the roles and be prepared for opportunities.
Highlight of the occasion is the display of various products by the women which were the results of the trainings and skills acquired from the NGO’s.