USIU Students Attend Multi-Generational Dialogue on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment

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dc.contributor.author USIU-Africa
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-01T07:51:13Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-01T07:51:13Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/1207
dc.description.abstract Forty USIU students attended the held the Multi-Generational Dialogue On Gender Equality and Women Empowerment on the invitation of the United Nations (UN) Women Nairobi office on March 6, 2014 under the banner of the Joint Program on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (JPGEWE). The dialogue themed “Securing Equal Rights and Opportunities for Kenya’s Women and Girls through the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s): Gains, Losses and Opportunities” was one of the lead up events to International Women’s Day celebrated on March 8 every year. The event brought together UN experts, Non-governmental organizations and university students. The aim of the one-day conference was to actively engage youth on sustainable development issues and specifically MDG 4 on gender equality. UN Women Country Director Ms. Zebib Kavuma, gave opening remarks noting the importance of this forum as giving youth a platform to articulate development priorities. International Women’s Day she added was a time for the U.N system, government and other stakeholders to review the progress on gender equality. “The time has come for women to be recognized, felt, heard and seen“ she affirmed. Countries should build on gains made and reflect on lessons. A key lesson is that the MDG’s did not consult young people and as such future plans must involve the youth. Gender equality has increasingly been recognized as a human right and a prerequisite to achieving all other MDG goals. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title USIU Students Attend Multi-Generational Dialogue on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment en_US
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