Young women undergo leadership training here - Solomon Star News

Young women undergo leadership training here

03 June 2016

MEMBERS of the Young Women Parliamentary Group (YWPG)are hoping to make an impact in their various workplaces and communities after a three-day Transformational Leadership (TL) Seminar in Honiara this week.

The TL Seminar runs from 1st to 3rdof June and is organised by the National Parliament Civic Education Department Gender Component, facilitated and funded by UN Women.

Interestingly, this seminar involved six participating Forms 5 and Forms 7 female students from King George Sixth School and St. Nicholas College.

In a statement to open the seminar, Clerk to National Parliament, Clezy Rore thanked UN Women for the technical and financial support towards gender and women related issues in the country

He said he is confident this will not be the last support given by UN Women to YWPG, instead, their assistance towards this three-day training is a symbol of long term commitment of UN Women to maintain a cordial relationship with Solomon Islands Government, Provincial Government and the National Parliament of Solomon Islands.

“With the theme Transformational Leadership, you will all agree with me that at the end of this seminar you will learn new scope of leadership strategies that aspiring women leaders need to be aware of,”Mr Clezy said.

“Gender Equality does not demand that men and women are equal but it is about fairness in access to opportunities by all men and women, boys and girls,” said Audrey Manu,National Programme Coordinator of UN Women's Advancing Gender Justice Programme.

Ms Manu is one of the main facilitators of the seminar.