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SOWEDA has joined the SW Regional delegation of Women’s Empowerment and the Family and other administrative authorities to recognize and applaud rural women for the critical role they play in ensuring the sustainability of rural households and communities and improving on rural livelihoods in the South West Region.
This was during the celebration of the 26th edition of World Rural Women’s day. Although officially observed on October 15, the celebrations in the SWR took place on Wednesday October 20 2021 at the Buea council esplanade.
The ceremony was presided over by the Lord Mayor of Buea, who saluted the efforts of rural women to ensure food availability in the region. He reminded them of the important part they play while acknowledging their struggles and promising Government’s support towards their activities.
Also speaking during this event, the regional delegate for MINPROFF enlightened the women on this year’s theme; “Strengthening Actions for Peace, Access to Land and Funding for the Recovery of Rural Women and Girls within a Context of Crises”. A timely theme given that more than ever, women in the South West Region need to contribute fully to the peace building process.
SOWEDA thus used this opportunity to demonstrate its complete support to the women who have been active in food production and working hard to build agricultural development in the region. The Establishment donated farm tools like wheelbarrows, water cans, rain boots, rain coats and other useful equipment to the women present at the ceremony.
SOWEDA has over the years worked closely with and continues to maintain excellent relationships with women CIGS and has in fact prioritized such groups. This is one of the reasons why SOWEDA joins hands with MINPROFF each year to render support to rural women and to encourage them continually.