Participants of a week long workshop to enhance their participation in political governance are expected to share their newly acquired skills and transform those around them.
National Coordinator for Advancing Gender, Justice Program for the UN Women Office in Solomon Islands Audrey Manu told SIBC News the workshop is not only about involving in politics but also making a difference to the lives of people in communities across the country.
“We hope that after this workshop the participants would go out with the skills and knowledge they learn that will help them to try and transform their own lives and of those around them, so it’s not a matter of just getting into politics but making a difference in the lives of people in their communities as well as the nation as a whole.”
Mrs Manu adds, participants will also discuss people and organisation, promoting social change and demonstrating principal of equality.
“Principles they will discuss during the week highlights the importance of people and organisations promoting social change, demonstrating that principles of equality not only that, but also within their own lives that they have to change themselves before they can change others around them. So we want to strengthen that, creating self awareness of themselves before they can reach out to others.”
Funded by European Union, the workshop is organized by the UN Women Solomon Islands, Vois Blo Mere and the National Council of Women.