International Women’s Day 2019
International Women’s Day has been celebrated around the world for more than 100 years and the 2019 global campaign theme is #BalanceForBetter, calling for a more gender- balanced world. To join this year’s movement in support of collective action and shared responsibility, BRIGHT JAMII INITIATIVE called individuals and organizations to “CHANGE PERSPECTIVE TO ATTAIN GENDER EQUALITY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.” In Kisarawe.March 8, 2019 commemoration of International Women’s Day was not a one day event in Kisarawe District. It was a remarkable commemoration that was accompanied with series of days with events such as dialogues, seminars and trainings that involved women, religious leaders, paralegals, Kisarawe District Women and Children Protection Committee and Ward Councilors into addressing drivers for GBV and together setting commitments for collaboration in eliminating all forms of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in their District.Bright Jamii Initiative enhanced the stakeholders understanding of GBV,facilitated them to identify drivers gender inequality and analyze strengths they have, sustainable interventions they can put inplace and commit themselves in realization of those committments.
Hashtags of this year including #IWD2019, #InternationalWomensDay and #BalanceForBetter have been widely used on social media in the week leading up to March 8, when the global day calling for gender parity and celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women has been recognized annually for a little over a century.
“Balance is not a women’s issue, it’s a business issue; the race is on for the gender-balanced boardroom, a gender-balanced government, gender-balanced media coverage, a gender-balance of employees