International Day of the Woman 2016


“Women and girls make up more than half the world’s population — and they are on the frontlines — often more deeply impacted than men and boys by poverty, climate change, food insecurity, lack of healthcare, and global economic crises. Their contributions and leadership are central to finding a solution.”

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• 1) No Poverty
• 2) Zero Hunger
• 3) Good Health & Well-Being
• 4) Quality Education
• 5) Gender Equality
• 6) Clean Water & Sanitation
• 7) Affordable & Clean Energy
• 8) Decent Work & Economic Growth
• 9) Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
• 10) Reduced Inequalities
• 11) Sustainable Cities & Communities
• 12) Responsible Consumption & Production
• 13) Climate Action
• 14) Life Below Water
• 15) Life on Land
• 16) Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions
• 17) Partnerships for the Goals

This year the theme for International Women’s Day is “Pledge for Parity.” (International Women’s Day) In other words, there is a disparity between genders in many countries — some much worse than others. The goal of the UN and others actively involved in this movement is to raise awareness and take measures to make lasting change to benefit women and girls worldwide.
In Uganda some of these disparities are seen in the way women are seen as a commodity and then treated as such. Land ownership is another area in which women tend to be denied certain privileges. Job opportunities, positions of leadership and availability of education are also affected by this perceived gender inequality.
But God is at work and we can see changes occurring in our villages because of the worth these women have found in Christ. We have widows who are prominent leaders in their communities, women who have started their own businesses, girls pursuing higher education and sustainable employment opportunities for women of all ages. ROWAN has been able to bring hope to these women and girls and will continue to do so with your support.
“Finally, all of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters. Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude.”
(1 Peter 3:8, NLT)

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