Kat, is our project manager for SASA! a project for the prevention of violence against women. Today she and Abduli our Field Officer, joined the Women's Rights organisation, Kivulini and many other organisations, in a celebration event for International Women’s Day, in the town of Buhongwa.
The slogan, ‘50/50 ifikapo 2030 tuongeza jitihada!’ (Gender Equality by 2030, we have to increase our efforts!’) was displayed around the arena and on banners during a march to start proceedings.
School bands, traditional dancing, and choirs harmonically singing uplifting melodies about women, offered entertainment to the hundreds of women, men and children gathered.
Speeches from among others, the District Commissioner of Mwanza and Members of Parliament were heard. ‘It was an amazing morning!’ Kat declares, ‘It gave me hope!’