BY SAMIE WAIKORI
LEADERS of Mothers Union within Keava region under the Anglican Diocese of Malaita have successfully completed a weeklong training on gender-based violence and simple book keeping.
Facilitator of the workshop Ms Rebecca Tahosanau from ACOM office in Honiara said the purpose of the workshop was for the women leaders to upskill themselves with knowledge and skills on needed areas.
She said the workshop focussed on gender base violence and saving clubs.
Tahosanau said gender base violence was included in the workshop as it is one domestic upheaval many women face.
She said ACOM encourages women to, while accessing other avenues of help, also consider turning to the church for help when faced challenges.
Tahosanau said the workshop strengthens the spiritual being of the women.
She said each leader attending the workshop represents groups in their communities, which have their own savings club.
Tahosanau said providing them with the training will boost the knowledge and skills needed to manage their saving clubs.
She thanked the women leaders for their attendance and the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) office in Honiara for making the workshop possible.