Strengthening The Social-Economic Status Of Lesbian Bisexual And Queer Women.

WHER Initiative conducted a Psychological Empowerment and Life Skills Building Workshop, and also Planning and Maintaining Small Income Generating Enterprise Workshop from 18th – 24th October 2019 and 26th – 1st November 2019 respectively. The workshop which held in Abuja saw 35 participants in attendance.

The psychological empowerment workshop covered topics on understanding SOGIESC and gender equality, personal and life skills including self-awareness and self-acceptance, negotiation and communication skills, effective time management, stress management, personal development and development of personal vision board. For gaining and maintaining employment, participants were taught on choosing a career path by understanding oneself and personality, understanding job roles and tailoring job search, and dressing for success.

Of the total participants in attendance, there was 78% increase in knowledge gained after the first batch of the workshop and also 89% increase in knowledge gained after the second batch of the workshop as assessed by the pre and post-workshop questionnaires in both workshops.

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