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Women of Rubies (WOR) is a reputable capacity building and inspirational online magazine for the celebration of women of substance in the society, with a weekly publication in the Guardian Newspaper. It is believed that women are nurturers by nature and when these women nurture their God-given abilities, the world is better for it.

To this end, Women of Rubies and Rubies Ink Initiative for women and children is planning an empowerment forum for women in the grassroots that are often neglected and forgotten. This workshop will kick off on the 26th of August and will take place in three Local Government Areas across Lagos. The theme for the workshop is ‘Empowering Grassroots women and giving them a voice’.

According to the Founder/ Editor-in-chief of women of Rubies, Esther Ijewere- Kalejaiye; the workshop will be an impactful learning experience for women in the grassroots and address the following issues:

•    Lifestyle issues – We present to you a platform aimed at providing an avenue for women at the grass root level to exchange ideas and equip them on how to grow their businesses, support their families and create a better future for their children.

•    Savings Culture – The workshop would teach them on how to access business loans and proper saving culture in order to empower them financially. When the woman is empowered the society becomes empowered.

•    Knowledge acquisition on domestic abuse – In addition, they will also learn to speak up when faced with domestic abuse. Women have the capacity to solve problems and influence decisions. They will be equipped on how to utilize these decisions at crucial times as the girl child is dependent on this knowledge as a guide when she becomes a lady, mother and even a grandmother.

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This programme is our “Give back” project to empower grassroots women who are often neglected and forgotten and the timeline is as follows,

The event is endorsed by the Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation and supported by Keystone Bank Pink account, Dr. Brown’s, Nightingale, Dudu Osun, Etana Bottle water, Guardian, WFM 91.7 and BellaNaija.


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