The United States has stated its full support for the UN Women’s Strategic Plan which is set to affect women globally as it believes that the plan offers a solid foundation to guide the organization’s work for the next three years.
Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan has committed herself to deal with challenges that create difficulties for women to participate actively in leadership and development.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has said that women must help one another to achieve the desired emancipation of women in all ramifications.
United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J Mohammed has expressed her solidarity with Somali women for full and equal participation in politics and extended the support of the international community for timely, inclusive, peaceful and credible elections during her recent visit to Somalia. The country, geographically positioned in the horn of Africa, is currently in the middle of its parliamentary elections and is waiting for polls to elect members of its lower house. Notably, the UN and other international organisations have called for “advanced elections” and greater representation of women in the Somali Parliament.
The Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe (Dreams) program in Namibia has come through with the certification of 23 young women as No-Means-No instructors with the license to train adolescent girls in techniques to protect themselves against gender-based violence (GBV).
“Success isn’t about how much money you make; it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” – Michelle Obama Former First Lady of the United States
By Hilaire Akollo
When I bumped into Dr Nathalie Beatrice Chinje-N Bodiong (fondly known as Dr Nath) in Cape Town a bit more than 20 years ago, I did not know that I was making a date with destiny. She was a Brand Manager at Woolworths – South Africa’s premium food and non-food retail chain listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Since then, I have been witnessing closely and from afar, the rise and growth of a determined, principled, loyal, passionate and driven woman who is obsessed with Excellence in the areas of private sector development, women and youth entrepreneurship, intra-Africa trade and skills development in Africa.