Swapo-Party Women's Council educating rural women

03 Nov 2013 09:00am
GROOT AUB, 03 NOV (NAMPA) - The Swapo-Party Women's Council (SPWC) on Saturday held a one-day workshop for women in rural areas in the Khomas Region, aimed at among other issues, educating them about the Swapo structures.
The workshop took place at the Groot Aub settlement, located south of Windhoek.
It included education on the 50/50 gender representation policy within the party and Parliament, as well as on financial matters, particularly how the women should handle their money.
In an interview with Nampa on Saturday, SPWC District Coordinator for the Windhoek Rural District, Mina de Vries said the training is important because it is a platform to mobilise more women, especially young women, to join the Swapo Party, while encouraging them to stand up and get empowered.
“There is a need for more women to represent their fellow women in Parliament in order to get more women empowered, because women are still discriminated against, abused and raped,” she said.
De Vries indicated that the women were also sensitised about the upcoming Parliamentary and Presidential elections slated for next year.
The meeting was attended by women from the rural branches of the Swapo Party in the Khomas Region, which include Dordabis, Brakwater, Mix, Verdruk and the host Groot Aub.