Yaba Lcda



The third edition of the Women of Rubies sensitization tagged “Sensitizing Grassroots women on domestic abuse and lifestyle issues “ was held on Friday 7th of April in partnership with the Yaba Lcda  at the Oluremi Tinubu Hall within the council.

Women came out enmasse from different spheres of the community to be part of the workshop. The women were not only sensitized on the need to be empowered  but also encouraged to “Do Something”  by Chinyere Anokwuru of Self-worth Organisation, the  hostand Sole Administrator of the Local Government  ; Hon. Bayo Adefuye  encouraged them to attend more of such programmes to be enlightened and have a voice in the society, while Nollywood Actress Doris Simeon encouraged them to speak up when they are being abused, she also made them realise  Help is near an shared some helpline numbers of different Helpcentres with them, The founder of Morna International Foundation ; Bukola Ogunyeyealso buttressed on the issue of Domestic abuse , while sharing stories of women who have died in abusive relationships because they refused to speak up, Sandra Orgah from Access Bank W Community spoke on “Why women should save” the women were educated on financial independence .

Participants listening attentively as Chinyere Anokwuru speaks n “Do Something” at our grassroots sensitisation workshop ongoing at the Oluremi Tinubu hall, Yaba Lcda


Four women were given empowerment opportunity by Chinyere Anokwuru to learn Tailoring, Catering and Computer at the Selfworth Organisation skills acquisition centre for free.

According to the Founder of Rubies Ink Initiative for Women and Children and Editor-In-Chief of Women of Rubies ; Esther Ijewere; the workshop once again was an  impactful learning experience for the  women in Yaba Lca and we thank the Sole Administrator for hosting and collaborating with us to add value to the lives of women in his Local council.

The next edition will be held at the Igando-Ikotun Lcda on the 13thof April, while Kosofe Lcda and Ikeja Lga  is slated for 19th and 24threspectively.

The workshop is supported by Access Woman, Power Oil, Bellanaija, Wfm917, Guardian Newspaper, Nta and Goldmyne Tv and powered  by Rubies Ink Initiative for Women and Children.


Speaker and CEO of Selfworth Organization Chinyere Anokwuru encouraging the women to do something .
Grassroots women sensitisation workshop
One of our speakers and Ceo of Selfworth Organization; Chinyere Anokwuru at the event.

Our Founder and editor in chief @estherijewere with Sandra Orgah (Access Woman) and Bukola Ogunyeye flanked by some of the participants at our grassroots women workshop earlier today.

Sandra Orgah from Access Woman @thewcommunity sensitising the women on “Why you should Save”,at our grassroots sensitisation workshop today.
Women Sensitisation Workshop The Power oil health camp team at the event #Womenofrubies

Women of Rubies (WOR) is a reputable capacity building and inspirational online magazine for the celebration of women of substance in the society, with a weekly publication in the Guardian Newspaper.   It is believed that women are nurturers by nature and when these women nurture their God-given abilities, the world is better for it. It is on this basis that Women of Rubies and  Rubies Ink Initiative for women and children is planning an empowerment forum for women in the grassroots that are often neglected and forgotten. This workshop will kick off on the 7th of April at the Yaba Lcda and will take place in several Local Government Areas across Lagos. The theme for the workshop is “Sensitising Grassroots Women on Domestic Abuse and Lifestyle Issues”.

According to the Founder / Editor-in-chief of women of Rubies, Esther Ijewere; the workshop is in its second phase as we kicked off in August 2016, it will be an impactful learning experience for women at the grassroots, as we are collaborating with different Local Government to address the following issues:

Knowledge acquisition on domestic abuse – In addition, they will also learn to speak up when faced with domestic abuse. Women have the capacity to solve problems and influence decisions.  They will be equipped on how to utilize these decisions at crucial times as the girl child is dependent on this knowledge as a guide when she becomes a lady, mother and even a grandmother.

Lifestyle issues – We present to you a platform aimed at providing an avenue for women at the grass root level to exchange ideas and equip them on how to grow their businesses, support their families and create a better future for their children.

Savings Culture – The workshop would teach them on how to access business loans and proper saving culture in order to empower them financially.  When the woman is empowered the society becomes empowered.

Timeline of Event:

Date: 7th of April

1st Workshop : Yaba Lcda , Panti Busstop, Yaba​

Date: 13th of April

2nd Workshop :

​Igando- ​

Ikotun Lcda

​ , Ikotun ​.

Date: 19th o April

3rd Workshop & Venue:  Kosofe Lcda

​, Ogudu​

Date: 24th of April

4th Workshop: ​Ikeja Local Government Area

Time for all workshop: 10a.m

The event is endorsed by the Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Supported by: Power Oil, Guardian Newspaper, Wfm91.7, Bellanaija, Channels, Goldmyne T​V​ and TVC

Log on to www.womenofrubies.com for more information.

See pictures from previous edition here : http://womenofrubies.com/2017/01/13/photos-women-of-rubies-grassroots-women-sensitization-workshop/