Western province to launch newest policy

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BY ALFRED PAGEPITU
GIZO

THE Western Province Women’s Empowerment and Transformation Policy for Development (WPWETPD) will be launched in Gizo, Western province.

The launching program is going to be held at the Women’s Resource Centre tomorrow at 9am to 12pm.

Hundreds of Women from all 26 wards in the Province and women’s organisation in Gizo, and representatives from UN Women/UNPBF, the Western Province Government and the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs will attend the launching.

According to Media Advisory and Communication Specialist Ms Merinda Valley stated that the Western Province Women’s Empowerment and Transformation Policy for Development is a blueprint for the strategies, projects and programmes the province can use to address needs and obstacle that prevent women from developing their talents and fully participating as equal partners in provincial development.

She highlighted that the women’s policy endorsed by the Western Province Government Executive in May, Un Women is organizing a policy launch through the UN Peace building Fund (UNPBF) project in partnership with the Western Province Government, women’s organizations in Western Province, the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs and the Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening.

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