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.
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