International Women’s Day

Call to track, measure women’s progress

Call to track, measure women’s progress

Moses Magadza As the world marked International Women’s Day last week, the Secretary General of the SADC Parliamentary Forum, Ms Boemo Sekgoma, called for an advanced framework for tracking and measuring key indicators to ensure progress of women in political participation. Sekgoma made the call when she delivered keynote remarks during a virtual international engagement meant to discuss ways of enhancing women’s political participation. She noted that although “women's political participation is a fundamental prerequisite for gender equality, democracy and for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” more remains to be done to ensure their meaningful political…
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The impact of COVID-19 on women

The impact of COVID-19 on women

Sepo Haihambo At the core of its purpose, commemorating International Women’s Day is aimed at celebrating women’s accomplishments as well as to honour their contributions to their families and society as a whole. In as much as there is a lot to celebrate in terms of how far society has come in allowing women access to the same opportunities that have always been available to their male counterparts, one needs to concede that much more still needs to be done to ensure broader equality and inclusivity. Progress has indeed been made to enable women to acquire and dispose of property,…
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Celebrating Women

Celebrating Women

Complied by: Rose-Mary Haufiku and Kandjemuni Kamuiiri In commemoration of International Women’s Day, which will be celebrated on Monday, 8 March, various personalities shared with the Windhoek Observer, their views on this important day. Minister of Justice, Yvonne Dausab “International women's day is an acknowledgement that progress on issues of gender equality and women's empowerment remain in some respect’s lofty ideals. The revolution has stalled. We need more urgency to elevate the struggle for more tangible and meaningful changes in the socio-economic and political space for women.” Lieutenant General Sebastian Ndeitunga “The International women's day has a very extraordinary importance…
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