As a show of support for the growth and development of women in Nigeria and the rest of Africa, top professionals from different walks of life recently gathered for the WEECman 2015 Conference.
The event which was part of the Women Empowerment and Enlightenment Campaign (WEEC) created by On’y va Communications showcased the best of intellectual discuss and advocacy with Soni Irabor, Lanre Olusola, Owen Gee and social media expert, Japheth Omojuwa at the main auditorium of University of Lagos.
Tagged Men Standing Up for Women, the WEEC seminar was moderated by the duo – Tosyn Bucknor and Bolanle Olukanni of Top radio FM and Ebonylife TV respectively. The discussion bordered around women and ways to eradicate the social and economic issues they go through in the society. It is an advocacy based campaign which gears to encourage several agents of socialization, groom men, support and give better cultural and social placement to women.
According to the Head Coordinator, WEEC, Kayode Odukoya, “The WEECman strategy was to bring male role models into the public discussion to show support for women, this has had tremendous impact on the students male and female alike”.
The young men in the society need to be groomed through multi channels and agents of socialization to respect and support women”: Kayode said. Harnessing the economic potentials with a new mindset is key amongst young women to increase the overall productivity in small units of the society. This can be achieved effective when the women see that the men as active participants in the support of women in the society.
The discussion was robust as each man spoke extensively on how women are treated in their varies industries and how men can best correct the ill treatment meted against women. The interactive platform also created an avenue for students (male and female) from different disciplines to air their views and share uncommon experiences with top industry players.
WEEC is a product of On’y va Communications, a public relations and content development agency based in Lagos Nigeria. The WEECman initiative is an offspring of WEEC which is an advocacy based campaign geared towards encouraging agents of socialization to groom men for women support.