Celebrating major strides in addressing gender challenges

Eunice Akoth and Jackline Awuor harvest sand at Sondu River in Nyakwere, Homa Bay County, on March 8, 2017. Sand harvesting is a tough job that is often associated with men. PHOTO | TONNY OMONDI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • International Women’s Day, globally celebrated on March 8, commemorates struggles and accomplishments of women.
  • As women constitute over 50 per cent of the population, they must be involved in achieving Vision 2030 goals.
  • The 2016 African Human Development Index ranked Kenya 18 in Africa and 145 globally in advancing gender equality.
  • Today, more girls are completing the full education cycle and progressing beyond secondary education.

“The woman is a powerhouse of creativity, development and peace. Conflict between men and women is, therefore, unnecessary because a woman brings an equal and powerful complementarity to the common human condition,” the late award-winning author, medical doctor, and world-renowned pro-life advocate, Dr Margaret Ogola


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