EWEI and GWG Celebrate the IWD 2011
This year, EWEI and the GWG marked the IWD by organizing an exhibition and seminar for indigenous women artists/craftswomen aimed at providing them with exposure, display their
craft, help them meet and share experiences with other artists/craftswomen, celebrate their achievements and highlight and address the various issues that affect girls and women in our communities.
The sub-theme for this year’s IWD is Equal Access to education, training, science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women.”
Activities kicked off several days prior to March 8th with appearances by EWEI and GWG on Capital TV on various programmes aimed at raising awareness towards the day. These programmes were Weekend Treat, Breakfast Show on the 5th of March 2011 at 7.00 and 8.00am respectively and Kaduna a Yau on the 7th of March, 2011 at 2.00pm.
At the Exhibition and Seminar on 8th of March, activities started off with a welcome address by Safiya Ibn Garba, Programme Director EWEI , a keynote address by Hon. Dr. Mrs. Hannatu Binyat,Acting Chairman State Independent Electoral Commission(SIECOM) and CEO Poverty Alleviation and Development Centre (PADEC),goodwill messages from development partners, interactive session on women and education, skills acquisition workshops on hat making and computer appreciation and a raffle draw.
The event was anchored by Abdiel Kude, Director of Global Community Prime Initiative and Diana Agabi State Programme Officer, ABANTU for Development.
A total of 16 artists/craftswomen/groups exhibited crafts and products at the exhibition out of the 25 that initially indicated interest in the event. The groups that exhibited are in bold out of the initial 25.
Kays Fun centre