Gender advocacy groups, led by the Do Foundation International, on Wednesday called on women in Bayelsa State to embrace modern technology and gadgets for business and daily life.
The group held a sensitisation walk in commemoration of the 2023 International Women’s Day celebration in Yenagoa, the state capital.
Dr Dise Goddy Harry, founder of the Do Foundation International, while speaking on the theme of this year’s celebration, “Innovation and Technology for gender equality,” encouraged women to move from their old ways of transacting business to a more seamless means through the available modern gadgets used for business transactions so that they would be at par with their male counterparts
Harry, who was accompanied on the sensitisation walk to various markets by a team of seasoned professionals and gender advocates, took time to highlight the legal rights of women and the girl child.
She encouraged them to embrace legal options when their rights are being infringed upon. The sensitisation also opened the minds of women on living a healthy lifestyle as clearly highlighted by Nurse Deghipulu Ubodiom, the chairperson of the Bayelsa State chapter of the foundation.
The high point of the event was the distribution of the Do Foundation speak-up stickers.