Dutse - The Jigawa Chapter of the Nigeria Women in Education Network (NIWEN) on Friday said it had trained 53 women on entrepreneurship and gender issues.
NIWEN is an affiliate of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) working toward promoting gender equality and women empowerment.
Hajiya Salamatu Aliyu, the National Gender Officer of the union, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse that the programme was designed to sensitise women on education and enhance their enterprise skills.
Aliyu said the participants were trained on gender issues and trades such as perfume making, adding that N10,000 was given to each participant as transport allowance.
She said the participants were drawn from the 27 Local Government Areas of the state.
"We are encouraging participation of women teachers on gender promotion activities.
"We are also building women enterprise skills to empower them to take care of their children,’’ she said.
Aliyu said the union had established gender desk offices in the 27 local government areas.
She also said the desk officers would educate women on the need to go to school and engage in productive activities to contribute their quota to the socio-economic development of the society.