SIBC: Historic meeting for Western Provincial Council of Women to validate Constitution and Strategy

The Western Provincial Council of Women brought together 24 ward presidents of the council to Gizo this week for a week-long meeting to validate their Constitution and Strategic Plans. Photo credit, WPCW

Twenty-four ward leaders from the Western Provincial Council of Women (WPCW) are gathered in Gizo for a five-day meeting to validate two crucial documents that will guide the future of the women’s council as they move to strengthen their position in the province.

The WPCW will be looking into their Constitution 2007 draft and WPCW Strategic Plan 2023-2030 among the top priorities of the weeklong meeting this week.

The meeting was launched at the WPCW Women’s Resource Centre at the Western Province capital on Monday with the attendance of the WPCW ward council presidents including two ward council representatives and the Solomon Islands National Council of Women (SINCW).

This is the first time in 12 years for the SINCW to formally meet with its Western provincial affiliate.

The launching was joined by stakeholders that include the Western Provincial Government and its Women’s Development Division, the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force, Family Support Centre, and the Social Welfare Division in Gizo under the Ministry of Health and Medical Services.

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