KRC Uganda joins the rest of the world to celebrate the International Women’s Day.
This year’s theme, “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow” is a recognition and celebration of the role of women and girls in climate change adaptation and response.
The hash tag for this year’s campaign is #BreakTheBias. Whether it is deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it difficult for women and girls progress in their careers and personal lives. This day is one of the most important days of the year to celebrate successes of women, advocate for women’s equality and lobby for accelerated gender parity and gender sensitive programming. KRC Uganda today celebrates the cultural, social, political and economic successes of women in the Rwenzori Region and Uganda at large. The day also marks a call to action for promoting inclusive and enabling policy environment at the workplace for all female workers.
On this auspicious day, KRC Uganda commits to:
- Continually realign its interventions and programs to address women’s aspirations towards improvement of their political, social and economic wellbeing.
- Engage Civil Society and private sector in the region to make concrete commitments towards climate justice through our Think Tank processes
- Drive local action and influence investment with a focus on financing gender-just climate solutions and increase women’s participation and leadership in green growth through green skilling and employment
- Build women’s and girls’ resilience to climate impacts and disasters and enhance the use of data on gender equality and climate
- Amplify the voices of women and girls to advocate for inclusive policies and laws
I therefore make a passionate appeal to the board, management and staff to support and significantly contribute to the pursuit of the realization of these commitments.
Mohammed Ahamed Shariff,
Executive Director, KRC UGANDA-