International Women’s day is a day set aside to celebrate the social, economic, and cultural achievements of women. It is also a day to acknowledge the numerous contributions women make to the progress of the human race and to raise awareness of any bias against them.
This year’s celebration, which has as its theme Break The Bias focuses on the need for women to be given equal opportunities.
At Stand Out For Environment Restoration (SOFER) Initiative, we continue to value women and the amazing potential they possess, therefore our activities and projects are always planned to be gender inclusive and eliminate any bias against women and girls.
Our laid down policy necessitates the equal inclusion of women and girls as our staff and volunteers. This is evident in the fact that women make up more than 50 percent of our overall staff and volunteers.
We at SOFER Initiative are also very keen on the impact our various projects have on women and girls. Our most recent project, The Fishing Net Gains Project has a specific activity tailored to empowering women and girls called the Craft Workshop.
Through the Craft Workshop, we have been able to train over 200 women in making useful craft items from derelict fishing nets in over four coastal communities in Nigeria.
In our quest to promote more sustainable environments, we continue to believe that women are propagators of change and should be given equal opportunities to showcase their abilities
Let’s all join hands and break the bias
Happy International Women’s Day Celebrations