Head Teacher appeals to Minister of Gender over commemoration of women’s day

Inonge Wina

A Head Teacher at Sianda Basic School in Nalolo District of Western Province has appealed to the Ministry of Gender and Child Development to come on board and help women in the area commemorate this year’s women’s Day.

Ms Alice Ilukena lamented that rural women in Sianda area did not know anything about women’s Day.

She said about 150 women have so far been sensitized on the importance of this special day hence the need for government and other stakeholders to come on board and do more sensitization especially on issues of Gender Based Violence.

Ms Ilukena made the appeal when Gender and Child Development Minister Inonge Wina held a meeting at the School yesterday to sensitize women on the guidelines on how to access the money allocated by her Ministry to women’s clubs countrywide.

Meanwhile, Ms Wina said she will convey the message to the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary and will work closely with women of Sianda.

She expressed happiness that women in rural areas have also been enlighten on issues affecting them, especially Gender Based Violence cases adding that there is need to lessen such vices as the majority of abusers are men.

World Women’s Day is commemorated on the 8th March every year.