CELEBRATING THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY BANQUET 2017

FAWEU ED Ms. Christine Semambo Sempebwa, the Board Vice Chairperson  Ms. Christine Kyeyune Kawooya,  FAWE Regional Secretariat Head of Programmes, Ms. Martha Muhwezi and other Staff posing for a group photo after receiving a plaque of appreciation at the 5thInternational Women’s Day Banquet 2017, Serena Hotel Kampala.

On 29th March 2017, FAWEU joined partner Organizations including; Business Day Communications, National Agricultural Advisory Services and Path in celebrating the 5thInternational Women’s Day Banquet 2017. The event that took place at Serena Hotel Kampala under the theme “Gender Equality is Progress for All” aimed at educating, celebrating and inspiring Uganda’s Leadership about the projects, products and programmes that make Gender Equality Goal a success.

Ms. Jane Nandawula, the Chief Executive Officer of Business Day Communications in her opening remarks noted that, “Society needs gender equality. We need to focus on women and girls because they are still lagging behind in many sectors. Women make up to only 4% of Chief Executive Officers (CEO’s) worldwide.

Speaking on behalf of FAWE Secretariat, Ms. Martha Muhwezi, the Head of Programmes noted that, “FAWE designs its interventions focusing on the concept of equity and equality in addressing gender disparities.” She emphasized the great need to address issues of gender as they could impede or accelerate development. She also highlighted that while FAWEU’s niche was Education and that is where they were making a difference, there was something everyone could do to make the much needed change.  She crowned her speech by calling upon all like - minded organizations to join hands in addressing girls’ education and issues around gender.

At the end of the event, FAWEU was awarded a plaque of appreciation for its interventions that have benefited women and girls as well as its participation in the 5thInternational Women’s Day Banquet and was also commended for her good work.

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