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Empowering women in Ba

UK funded capacity building workshops aimed at providing practical training and empowering women.

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Photo: courtesy of Executive Mentoring Group

Steven Chandler Acting British High Commission with the workshops' participants. Standing on his immediate left is Claire-Diane Giraldeau of the Executive Mentoring Group. Dr. Maria Doton, Ba Women's Forum President is on the far left.

Some 25 women in Ba today received certificates from the Acting British High Commissioner Steve Chandler for participating in capacity building workshops funded by the British High Commission.

The project titled, “Women’s Transformation: A Realistic, Practical Empowerment Process” included a series of workshops on time management and leadership skills, planning and organising activities, empowerment of women, building self-confidence and improving communication, and creative skills for crafts.

Facilitated by the Executive Mentoring Group, the project received funding of approx. FJD$15,000 aimed at providing practical training and empowering women. Participants included members of the Ba Women’s Forum which represents close to 42 registered women’s groups in Ba.

Ba Women’s Forum President, Dr. Maria Doton said:

The programme has definitely created a big impact on our women in terms of their outlook on life. They are absolutely inspired and looking forward to advancing and empowering themselves psychologically, financially, healthily and steadily. They now recognize the dignity of women.

Mr. Chandler said he was delighted to be in Ba on the occasion of the completion of the project. He was personally inspired by the excellent and important work carried out by the Executive Mentoring Group and the Ba Women’s Forum. He was also pleased to hear that the workshops organised under the project were well attended.

He added:

Promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment, both at home and internationally, is a priority for the UK Government.

Published 30 May 2013
Last updated 30 May 2013 + show all updates
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