Saturday, August 2, 2014. JUAN CALL Reporting: Women in public/leaderships position in the Toledo district have begun a series of workshops on capacity building.
Project coordinator Sheena Gentle explains that the during the course of the training, which is expected to last eight days, the women will be taught about leadership, community mobilization, strategic planning, political campaigns among others.
The objective of the training is to empower women by helping them to confront many of the issues they face on a daily basis whether it be in the home, on the job or working in the community.
The participants come from a wide range of fields including village councils, town council, non-government organizations and the community at large.
“We want to empower these women to become influential leaders in whatever they do or work,” says Gentle.
One of the main facilitators of the workshops is former Belize City Mayor Zenaida Moya who shared her experience as a woman in politics and also about the importance of women stepping up in the arena of politics, leadership and in business.
Miss Moya explained to reporters that women should not be relegated to the backseat to watch the world go by them.
“We want to be a part of development of our country,” said Moya, “we are capable enough of doing any job, just as men.” Moya elaborated that “we are not saying we don’t need men but we must work together equally and move forward to development.”