12th March 2016
CEPS accredited member Women In Action and Solidarity (WASO) is this year, celebrating its 10th anniversary.
Back in 2006, a group of women came together and decided to launch an association promoting gender equality and to also promote cottage industry for self reliant women in society. This organisation is WASO.
During the past 10 years the association has trained more than a thousand individuals through its various training programmes.
WASO is also the only civil society organisation in the country to have a helpline that helps both women who wants to be empowered and those suffering from domestic violence.
The Chairperson of WASO Mrs Rosemary Elizabeth thanked members of the association for their dedication and passion. She said that without them the association would not be in existence. She went to say that as WASO is celebrating this milestone, as UN Women has chosen as theme for this year, ‘Planet 50-50 by 2030.Step it up, for gender equality’. In line with this she said “Empowering yourself and others does not depend upon our strength or intelligence but rather our imagination and wisdom to be responsive and came up with innovative ideas.”
Speaking on behalf of CEPS, Mrs Marie-Nella Azemia congratulated the association for its achievements in the past 10 years. She said that WASO’s celebration “is throwing light to the existence of a large group of women in the local communities who through their life experiences; personal commitments, perseverance and determination demonstrate the real power of women wanting to succeed in life.”
WASO was registered in 10th March of 2006 and registered with the NGO unit LUNGOS in September of 2006. As part of the 2016 Women’s Day activities and its own decennial, the association is today organizing an exhibition on the ground floor of Orion Mall building in Victoria. Simultaneously, the association is also hosting a forum at the CEPS Conference Room, second floor of the Orion Mall Building.