International Women’s Day (IWD) is an occasion for celebrating women’s achievements worldwide – including strides in the political and social sectors, as well as continuing the call for gender equality. The day was first observed in the early 1900s and is now recognized each year on March 8, in a month filled with events to motivate and inspire women around the world. IWD is not affiliated with any one group, but brings together governments, women’s organizations, corporations and charities. The day is marked around the world with conferences, seminars, rallies, and networking events.

The Strategy and Innovation for Development (SI4DEV) Initiative is an NGO registered in Nigeria to empower community leaders working towards a country where every citizen has fair access to the resources needed to achieve their full potential. SI4DEV is an affiliate organization of The Spring Development Initiative – a US-based charitable organization. SI4DEV supports these community leaders to to improve the education, economic and health attainment of their communities.

For this year’s IWD, SI4DEV supported our Partners in Akwa Ibom Uyo embarked on a seminar to promote girls’ access to education, women’s access to equal opportunities in the workplace, and help discourage and eliminate gender-based violence in our community, state and country. This isn’t just about women. Men and boys also play an important role in empowering, mentoring, and supporting women as their mothers, sisters, wives, co-workers and fellow citizens working to develop our community.

Please read more about the Uyo IWD event and see pictures HERE.

If you have your own initiative for IWD or any other event, please let us know so we can support you.

29 thoughts on “SI4DEV Uyo Location Group Marks International Women’s Day With Seminar”

  1. This initiative is an awesome one. I must say that women empowerment is key in every society.
    For me as an individual I am more concern about the action I take towards a woman than my spoken words.

    In as much as words are important, being proactive is key..

    Thanks you for taking up this project.

    1. Thank you Robert for your comment. I quite agree with you that action speak louder than words. One of the quick achievement of this meeting was the recruitment of volunteers change agents with about 75% of them being young girls. These leaders will create awareness of rights of women and girls in their community.

  2. Imagine a world 🌏 of men, where women are completely out of the picture?
    Any positive event taking to improve, empower, and educate a woman or women is a TRANS-GENERATIONAL investment which surely remains irregretable in any given society.
    I appreciate the effort and desire that more of such laudable events would in our respective location.

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