A United Nation (UN) supported training program for women market vendors is making progress in Auki, Malaita province.
The training is being staged at the Rarasu restaurant.
The aims and objectives of the workshop are to ensure that public market areas are safe for all women vendors and free from discrimination.
Since the start of the training women vendors now know their responsibilities and their rights whenever in public market premises mostly dominated by men.
National project coordinator – market for changes, Puairana Gaylyn led out in the discussion during the training this week.
Yesterday she organized the markets vendors into 6 groups to discuss the possibility of forming an association comprising of all the vendors and to look at laws to safeguard them.
So far most of the participants have expressed gratitude at the training.
The project was made possible through Australian aid from the Australian development of foreign affairs.
Speaking earlier to this paper Ms Gaylyn said they hope at the end of the training all participants will be better equipped with knowledge that would safeguard them from discrimination in market areas.
By William Ekotani