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INVESTING IN WOMEN RESOURCE-FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - A pastoral response

Women are great resources in the society. They are found in almost all sectors in our societies. women are mums, caregivers, nurses, teachers, doctors, security personnel, managers, directors,secretaries, administrators, presidents, clergy,and development officers. Institutions that have benefited from the wealth of resources the women have had overtime can attest to this. it is worth investing in women because women are readily available to use their knowledge and skills for the good of all people, and are willing to go an extra mile for the sake of the families and communities they represent. it is therefore important to invest in them since investing in them benefits everybody. it is also good to make use of the investment in the women resource to that the whole society can benefit from such a great resource. women are seen to be committed, dedicated, respectful,compassionate, understanding,and focused when carrying out their tasks.

There are various ways we can enhance investing in women. to begin with, the women at the grass-root need empowerment for them to be up to date the ways of handling issues they encounter day to day. organizing three to four days seminars to address issues of individual women. families, communities and societies will make the grass-root women be skilled enough to offer their readily available support to the needy among them. economic empowerment of these grass-root women will go along way improving the economic base of the local communities. this in the long run will decrease the gap between the rich and the poor of the communities in which women make a greater percentage.sensitization on matters of health and sanitation will ensure reduced hospital visits, and happy and productive communities.

investing in Women who are married through marriage enhancement seminars, retreats, workshops or short courses will ensure harmony and understanding of dynamics of marriage. this will help have stable families and ultimately create a conducive environment for nurturing children and longevity of marriage relationships.

Encouraging personal development of women who have attained their formal education at high school, Tertiary level, undergraduate level, postgraduate level will ensure improved knowledge, skills and quality of service in the various sector women happen to serve.

it is important to note that investing in women will close up the gender gap that has existed for a long time where women were not able to compete well in the job market due to to lack of education or empowerment to some sort. since women are found at all levels, investing in them is sustainable since their approach to life and life issues is very practical.

finally, we should appreciate the unique contributions women make, and entrust them with the investments which can be realized in due course. we should therefore invest in women, to ensure sustainability of our individual, family, community and society's development.

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The society can create ways of ensuring that ;

-there are funds for sensitization and awareness creation by, with and for grass-root women

-creates a sponsorship fund that is freely accessed by women

-motivation of older and disadvantaged women to access post-secondary education

-introduction of kitties for income generation that are community revolving

-involvement of women in all development strategies

-appreciations of all knowledge and skills, and making use of the resources women have

EK Chemorion

jadefrank's picture

Taking your voice to Rio+20!

Dear EK,

Thank you for participating in our Rio+20 initiative and courageously sharing your voice. Your story and recommendations are en route to Rio de Janeiro with our partners at WEDO, and will be presented at the conference to ensure grassroots women's perspectives are included at the negotiating table. Our editorial team is working on an E-magazine for publication next Wednesday which you will receive in your inbox, highlighting selected pieces from our Rio+20 initiative. We will keep you updated on the outcomes of the conference and how you can stay involved as a vocal leader for your community on these issues.

I encourage you to read the stories of your fellow PulseWire sisters and engage in conversation to share experiences, ideas, and best practices for addressing sustainable development issues in your communities.
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In friendship and solidarity,
Jade

Hi Jade,

I am honored to have received this very positive feedback. I believe that if all policy makers take on this challenge, it will be possible to invest wisely in women resource all over the world in order to get the returns for sustainable development in our communities. one thing i know is that the women are willing, women can do it, and all that we can negotiate for is to put structures in place to realize this very important aspect of development.

Again, thanks for your feedback.

Edith

EK Chemorion

ikirimat's picture

Very good solutions . What

Very good solutions . What most of our countries in Africa lack is organization and commitment to addressing the problems of the bigger proportion of the communities-women. Just keep your voice high up, one day things will be better.

Grace Ikirimat

"It takes the hammer of persistence to drive the nail of success."


EK. Chemorion's picture

PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS

Hi Grace,

You put it so well Grace! It is true that our African leadership lack organization and commitment, but the other aspect is prioritization and sensitivity to the needs of their citizens...majority of whom are women.

we hope to influence a positive paradigm shift.

Edith

EK Chemorion

amiesissoho's picture

As you indicated

As you indicated sensitization and training are key in bringing together the stand alone voices into a critical force for change in a sustainable way. Thanks for speaking up.

Amie

EK. Chemorion's picture

Agreed

Amiesissoho Hi,

I totally agree with you on the importance of sensitization and training for positive change. Mind you, knowledge is power, and once the grass root women have the power something good happens...can you imagine what can happen?This will definitely bring about ownership and sustainability of any development strategy where women are key players.

EK Chemorion

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