This year’s edition of the International Women’s Day was celebrated under the theme #PressForProgress

Initiated by Ovamba Inc, Girls Excel in partnership with Community Development Network and La Perche organised a one day workshop with women to commemorate the event in Douala.

Taking place on the 8th of March 2018 at the La Perche Community Centre in Bonamikando, Bonaberi, the event brought together about 40 women to discuss issues on women’s health and economic empowerment.

Under the theme ‘ Women’s Empowerment Through Health and Entrepreneurship’, Girls Excel and partners held interactive and participatory sessions on Menstrual Hygiene Management especially for adolescent daughters.

The women equally mastered the different Sexual and Reproductive Health Education approaches that they can use to guide their adolescent daughters through puberty.

A team from Ovamba Inc engaged the women on entrepreneurship as a tool for women’s empowerment while sharing their daily experiences of working with women’s entrepreneurs at the grassroots level in different

parts of Cameroon through Ovamba Inc. An inspirational video from Viola Llewellyn, co-founder of Ovamba was also projected.

At the end of the day, all the women received books, and sanitary kits donated by Ovamba, Girls Excel and Community Development Network as support for the education of their daughters.

So far, we have received positive feedback from the women who participated in the event and we look forward to more interactive workshops with girls and women in the grassroots.

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