Gbowee foundation trains rural women in Liberia

Photo: Peter N. Toby

About 18 rural women from diverse backgrounds recently ended a two-day workshop geared toward promoting gender equality and women empowerment.

The Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa (GPFA) with support from the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) held the gathering from May 31 to June 1 at the Golden Key Hotel, in Paynesville City, outside Monrovia.

GPFA’s Program Manager David Konneh said the Liberian Women Lead Project seeks to build a movement of women to know their rights and speak out on issues that affect them.

He revealed that a women’s policy agenda will be created, adopted and presented to the government.

Photo: Peter N. Toby

The participants lauded the foundation along with the AWDF for the workshop, saying it strengthened them to go out and compete with male counterparts.

They promised not to sit on the fence no longer but serve as good ambassadors to speak on issues that upset them.
Participants came from Montserrado, Bomi, Grand Cape Mount, Gbarpolu and Rivercess Counties.
The workshop was the first in a series of three and the next training sessions are expected to take place in Grand Gedeh and Bong for the remaining ten counties.
Peter N. Toby