International Rural Womens Day celebration wrapped up

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BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO

THE celebration of the International Rural Women’s Day held in Honiara has wrapped up yesterday with women participants having discovered issues affecting them and also learnt new life skills.

Speaking on behalf of all the participated women Janet Oge chairperson of the Solomon Islands Women’s Celebration said the event is essential especially to the rural women as it’s an avenue where they can discover issues affecting them as well an opportunity where they can look and learn.

A woman is surrounded by colorful garments at her stall.

“This event is an essential platform where women can able to discover concerns that they have faced ,look and learn from other women stalls , they gather to sell their own hand made products and a space where rural women can able to interact with other working women,” said Oge.

Oge adds so far the three days gathering it has been enjoyable for the participated women who avail themselves.

She said with regards to the activities women do marketing in terms of selling of both uncooked and cooked foods and displayed the livelihood things, leaned how to cook, sew, printing of lava-lava’s, floral arts and took part during entertainment intervals.

Oge said for this year the programme only runs for three days but they’ll try to make it a weeklong next year in a venue where it can attract the general public to go and participate.

With that, the day yesterday was concluded with a long and exciting parade in the morning starting from the Honiara City Council (HCC) down to the National Museum Grounds in Honiara where the officially closing was held.

(Left to right), Sarah Ben and YWCA’s Jocelyn Lai at their stall.
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