BY ALFRED PAGEPITU
GIZO market for change women have expressed happiness with the International Women’s Day celebration held in Gizo, Western Province yesterday.
National project coordinator Collin Potakana said UN Women through its various programmes has worked very closely with the national government, provincial government and key stakeholders to ensure women are included in decision making.
“Market for Change Project, International Women’s Day, is a time for our market venders, majority of whom are women to celebrate and reflect on the progress made in having our voices heard in the market place.
“Through the project our women have learn much about leadership and agriculture skills, financial literacy and more.
“We continue to develop these skills and use them to ensure women are included in decisions being made about our workplace, our market place where we conduct our business.
“Although there is much to celebrate the International Women’s Day, this is also a day to reflect and to recognise that we have long journey ahead to realise empowerment, safety and equality for women in Solomon Islands,” said Potakana.
Potakana thanks the Western province’s women’s development division for supporting initiatives to help women in the province.