WOMEN'S WEEKLY- GU embarks on a crusade for women's empowerment
Friday, March 14, 2008
Global Unification (GU), The Gambia chapter, will organise on Saturday a seminar centred on the theme: "Women's empowerment and the right to decision making".
The seminar, which is set to take place at the Kanifing Municipal Council's headquarter, is expected to be graced by different dignitaries such as Nicodemus Fru, professor of African History, Samba Faal and Yankuba Colley the Mayors of Banjul and KMC respectively, youth and women's organisations as well as school children, among others.
Speaking to the Daily Observer, Madiba Sillah, secretary general of Global Unification, said that the seminar is part of his organisation's Plan of Action for this year. He revealed that the reason for choosing women empowerment as topic for the seminar is the need for sensitisation of the young people about the difficulties that women are facing.
He then noted that pertinent issues concerning the women folk would be discussed at the seminar. "We are committed to this task because of our conviction that the population of women in Africa is rapidly increasing. Despite their important number, they continue to remain one of the most vulnerable groups. Thus making it imperative to join hands in advancing their lives", he posited.
Also speaking to this reporter, Mr Ebrima Dem, national representative, Global Unification, the Gambia, said: "Women are the victims of gender violence and discrimination; therefore, it is very important to sensitise young people on the problem affecting them. African women have the potential to advance the world. All what they need is empowerment. And we are keen on playing our part in ensuring that", he stated.
Mr Dem said that Global Unification, the Gambia is a registered Research and development association with the sole aim of advancing humanity in the world in the areas of human rights, good governance, women's empowerment, poverty alleviation, among other issues.
Author: by Buya Jammeh