In an effort to rally women in supporting one another in various capacities, a youthful organization in West Africa is expected to this weekend launch what is called “Women Support Women Initiative” in Liberia.
The West African Youth Development Agency president told our reporter that over the time women has been seen in the back of activities in society, but said the initiative is gear towards uniting women and creating opportunities for them to work together in one accord in various capacities.
Dlevin Aaron Mentee said the event will bring together various civil society organizations including women between 18yrs and above from various communities in Liberia.
Mentee used the occasion to encouraged women to unite as the country is expected to go to election by 2023 .
He believes that if women support another in especially political activities they stand a better chance to winning in any given election, adding that women are in vise numbers.
“I always say a woman alone has power; collectively they have impact. Traditionally they have been taught to be competitive with one another, because there was such a scarcity of jobs at the top. It’s so clear that strategy doesn’t work. The truth is that raising each other up and channeling the power of collaboration is truly how they will change the equation—and have a lot more fun along the way”, he said .
Meanwhile, Liberia’s Vice President, Jewel Howard-Taylor is expected to officially launch the event and serve as the motivational speaker.
The event is held under the theme, “Ensuring Inclusive Women Leadership; Capacity Building to strengthen the fight to Eradicate all forms of Violence against Women”.
By: Timothy R. Yoko