Goldcoast Developmental Foundation, a Yenagoa-based non-governmental organisation, has celebrated the 2021 international Women’s Day with the market women at the Tombia axis of the Bayelsa State capital.
The celebration with the women at the grassroots level was a demonstration on the part of Goldcoast that the efforts of the market women were appreciated and also to encourage them to do more.
Some of the women interviewed said they are major contributors when it comes to meeting the needs of their families which include shelter, feeding and clothing as they engage in petty trading.
This year’s theme is #chooseToChallenge. Some of the women chose to challenge inequality, others chose to challenge the less participation of women in politics, while others chose to challenge sexual violence against women amongst others.
They called on the government to give more opportunities to women in strategic leadership positions and also grant empowerment opportunities to women.
Goldcoast developmental Foundation advocates and supports initiatives for the inclusion of women and girls in community governance and peace development.