FIDA Campaigns Against Gender Imbalance, Trains 50 Women in Leadership Advocacy

As part of the efforts to expose womenfolk to quality leadership and increase their awareness about community participation and gender advocacy, the International Federation of Women Lawyers(FIDA), has trained 50 women in Ekiti State in partnership with the Nigeria Women Trust Funds (NWTFs).

The Women Lawyers, said the essence of the leadership and gender equality advocacy training, was to broaden the knowledge of the participants and raise the awareness of women on the need to be at the fore front of community development in the state.

Speaking at the NWTFs-sponsored project, held in Ado Ekiti, the chairperson, Barr. Oyinade Olatunbosun, revealed that the participants were drawn from Oye and Ilupeju Ekiti, in Oye Local Government Area of the state.

Olatunbosun stated that time has come for leadership and gender issues to be at the front burner of national discourse, saying no society can grow under the atmosphere of gender imbalance.

She said the participants at the workshop tagged: “Leadership Training for Community Women”, were nominated by their monarchs and were strategically picked from different sectors and communities.

Catherine Oduluyi, the Programme officer added that the programme was facilitated by two members of FIDA Ekiti: Barristers Bolanle Ojo Scholastica and Osadola Ifedapo.

According to Oduluyi, the participants were trained on the following topics: Self-Development for Leadership: Characteristics and Core Value Leadership, The Emotionally Intelligent Leader, Developing Leaders to Foster Social Inclusion and Significance of Style of Leadership.

Other focal areas of the training were: Communication Skills for Effective Leadership which bothers on Communicating the Strategy and Vision, Communicating Diversity and Inclusion Impact on Leadership and Leading Community Development and
Influence and Persuasion in Leadership and Influencing Without Authority.

Others included: Gender Dimensions and Strategies for Implementing Community Driven Goals which centers on: Shared Leadership and Developing a Mentoring Programme for Women.

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