March 8th marks as International Women’s Day. But what’s in a day? Women should be celebrated every day for what they are worth. A woman’s role in society has various forms. Despite all that it’s the quintessence of a woman that makes her a special existence.
We love how the women influencers are supporting each other for the betterment of women and gender equality projects. To list a few:
Emma Watson campaigns for the UN initiative HeForShe.
Malala Yousafzai, an activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Laureate has founded Malala Fund to help girls for the betterment and education.
#BalanceForBetter is the theme for International Women’s Day 2019. As the hashtag suggests, gender balance is essential for economies and communities to thrive.
In spite of all the campaigns happening around the world, there still is violence and brutality against women in most parts of the world.
Violence against Women in mass scale
According to various statistics, horrific violence is perpetrated against women…every minute, every hour, every day.
Preliminary statistics revealed recently in Botswana, South Africa points out that 109 rape cases were recorded from 21 December last year to 3 January this year.
Every hour, 48 girls and women are raped as a weapon of war in Congo.
New stats say nearly 1,000 women are killed each year by male partners.
In fact, more than 100 million girl babies have been killed, aborted, and neglected to die…simply because they were girls.
Women Empowerment Project
At Centre for African Justice, Peace and Human Rights, we are working on empowering young women of African descent who are disillusioned, hopeless and helpless, to the point it manifests incapacity to achieve their life/career goals. We achieve this by giving them the tools that would enable them to “Renew their minds, Re-state their goals, Re-brand their lives & Re-tell their stories”.
The objective of the women empowerment project is, therefore, to rekindle the spirit of excellence in the minds of such women through motivation, coaching, information, education and training. Through these means, we hope to pull up women who have low self-esteem, inferiority complex, depression, fear and are generally helpless in their present location outside their home countries. Research has shown that migration whether positive or negative has side effects on women. Many female migrants and refugees are exposed to unspeakable challenges; some of them have become victims of identity crisis, sexual and domestic abuse. No doubt, these dwindle their chances of having a successful career and a fulfilled life. In the same vein, lack of mentorship, information, modelling, coaching and motivation in the face of these challenges has caused young ladies of African descent residing in foreign lands to drop out of school, go into drugs or alcohol, give into trauma, depression and other forms of mental or psychological situations.
Bearing in mind that these discouraged women need our support, we are creating platforms where they are reminded that no matter what they have been through in life, there is always light at the end of the tunnel. We organise events and create opportunities to enable them to become exposed to diverse information and tools aimed at helping them to achieve their highest potentials in life, despite their previous or present circumstance.
One unique strategy employed by Centre for African Justice in reaching out to broken women is the use of women to empower women. Centre for African Justice believes that there are many reasons why women are in a better position to empower, motivate and lift up other women. Based on this, we use very successful and influential African Women as tools for motivating and coaching younger ones to keep focus and achieve their dream fulfilled lives. Our Women Empowerment Project as an instrument of Peace Building. This project also aims at grooming young women to become agents of peace in society. As Peace is the foundation of every society, we use our Women Empowerment Project as an avenue to empower young African women to become instruments/agents of peace in the society while striving to achieve their highest potentials in life. At our events, women are trained to perform impressive roles as peace builders and peacekeepers for the benefit of their immediate society and the world at large.
Quotes on International Women’s day
The beautiful women at our Centre for African Justice, Peace & Human Rights have thoughts to share on this Women’s Day 2019.
Wishing every woman a very Happy Women’s Day from the members at Centre for African Justice, Peace & Human Rights.
Speak up & take action for gender equality!
We join the United Nations in celebrating #InternationalWomensDay
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