Celebrating the fairer sex

One of the various days celebrating women is around the corner. What better way to celebrate women than by inspiring others to do great things.

03 March 2019 | Events

Windhoek • Yolanda Nel

There will never be enough platforms to celebrate women or platforms where women can get opportunities to share their experiences, struggles and wins alike in an effort to help set the next generation on course.

“International Women’s Day is recognised internationally on 8 March and it is a day of celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women,” says Lorraine, one of the organisers of the International Women’s Day event taking place in the capital.

Under the theme #BalanceforBetter, the team is making a call to action to accelerate gender balance. “This year’s theme calls for collective action and shared responsibility for driving a gender-balanced world,” she said.

She says there can never be enough events like these where women come together to share their stories. “We pride ourselves in working towards narrowing the gap between men and women when it comes to openly discussing matters of national and international importance, which is affecting women the most,” Lorraine says.

According to her, women have witnessed much growth in terms of gender equality, with the fairer sex now filling top positions – in the corporate world, in politics as well as in the entrepreneurial space. This already is a milestone worth celebrating.

“However, we still struggle with acceptance in celebrating women’s diversity, stereotypes and discrimination against women.”


Better together

The question remains, what do we as women do to better the world in which we live and in which our daughters will grow up one day. “How do we ensure the safety of our boys and what do we do to help our men recognise, accept, adapt to and actively support this evident change?”

The event is open to everyone and is an engaging session for both men and women. “The purpose is to start and drive a conversation around Equality vs Equity, where we are as a country, what we are doing right, and what we can improve on by learning from others that are doing better.”

The speakers include entrepreneur Hermien Elago, managing director of Ongudi Investment, Ndeulipula Hamutumwa, James Itana of Regain Trust, as well as Daisry Mathias, presidential advisor for youth matters and enterprise development.

This event takes place on Friday 8 March at the Village Opera House at 18:00. Tickets cost N$250 per person. Bookings can be made via email and seats will be confirmed upon payment. For inquiries or bookings, send an email to [email protected]

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