As part of activities to celebrate the 2017 International Women’s Day with the theme ‘Be Bold For Change’ and in solidarity with women across the world, the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) organized two events in Benin, Edo State, and in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
The first held on 7 March at Best Western Hotel in Benin, Edo State, in partnership with the DFID Market Development in Niger Delta (MADE) project, the USAID MARKETS ll Project and the Edo State Co-operative Farmers Agency (ESCAFAL) organized the Forum on “Women Be Bold For Change in Adopting Agricultural Technologies”.Learn more
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PIND organized a well-attended forum to celebrate the International Women’s Day on March 8. With theme ‘Pledge for Parity: Support Women in Agriculture’ (derived from the Global “Pledge for Parity” theme), the Forum was held in partnership with our USAID co-funded MARKETS ll Project and Working Fingers Initiative International, a coalition of women-focused organizations in Delta State, promoting women’s empowerment and gender equality. The event received wide media coverage by the print, broadcast, and social media.
Through spirited engagements that took place, forum participants increased their knowledge on women and empowerment issues, shared experiences and learned from each other tips on how best to mobilize and increase their incomes. They also networked and shared contacts that will is facilitating partnerships and collaboration.
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We held a successful advocacy campaign on #Make it Happen: Women as Peace Agents in the Niger Delta which created awareness on the roles and achievements of women as peace agents in conflict prone zones, the challenges women face as peace agents, and proposed policies and programmatic to address the challenges. The campaign featured stories of women from Niger Delta communities who are leading the charge for peace in their local communities.
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