A legal practitioner, Mrs . Peace Oyanbo Owei, on Thursday, launched a Non-governmental Organisation, NGO, known as She 4 She Initiative, designed for women and girl-child empowerment.
Owei said the Initiative would empower women through capacity building to help create an enabling environment where they can have access to health care, build their self confidence and be able to compete anywhere in the world for various opportunities.
She added that the organisation plans to be an advocacy group that would fight for the right of women to be placed in strategic positions of power, board rooms where policy decisions are being made.
She said the organisation has so far trained 50 women on entrepreneurship and capacity building.
According to her, empowering a woman is like empowering a nation, we don’t just want to launch for lip service sake, we have done training for 50 women this week, we did a little bit of entrepreneurship and capacity building for these women.
In addition, she said: “Women in business were able to learn how to market their products using ICT and other tools that can help them package and market their products accordingly, while the women that are not in business were guided on decisions to take when they are trying to go into business.