EMPOWERING Women and girls is important to recognise the potentials of women and girls in this country, according to Minister for Rural Development, Freda Tuki.
She highlighted this at International Women’s Day celebration this week, saying that women and girls have proven themselves in different ways globally and at home.
Mrs Tuki took the opportunity to acknowledge all women and girls, and not forgetting the majority in the rural communities.
“To all of you who are still working hard to ensure women’s issues are addressed at all levels, I acknowledge you all,” she said.
“We have seen and heard a great deal of advocacy for inclusion of women issues in policy formulation and policies.
“Also because of increasing legislations or law that address women’s issues, awareness on the challenge faced by women and girls is gaining momentum and recognition worldwide.”
Ms Tuki thanked the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs, and the different civil society organisations for their continuous awareness and advocacy work in raising women issues.
She also thanked the role media organisations played as a tool for information disseminations, bringing up issues of women and girls every now and then.
“We have made some progress in bringing out issues surrounding our women and girls and finding solutions to some that needs urgent attention.”
The only female MP has encouraged everyone to step up the campaign on behalf of women and girls on issues affecting women.
By TRIXIE CARTER