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The future is female: Are women on the right path?

The future is female… Today is International Women’s Day, an annual campaign to publicise efforts to create gender equality worldwide. This year’s theme is “Invest in women: Accelerate progress.” The idea is that enabling women’s economic stability can go a long way in achieving equality efforts. Isaac Ssejjombwe spoke to some ladies’ on their take on this year’s theme and whether women are making any progress in different fields.

Becky Nantale, presenter KFM

This year’s theme, simply put means giving women a chance to participate at all levels of society and you will in turn see society elevated as a whole. Women tend to be mindful of all those around them and empowering them is a definite credit for any society.

I think investing in women takes more than just giving them space in a boardroom, it is the job of society as a whole to break down barriers that hinder women or female inclusion, in so doing we will grow the feeling or relevance and sense of belonging for women helping society to both understand and appreciate the value of women. Ask yourself in that classroom, “where are the girls?’, at your workplace, ‘’where are the women?”, In corporate entities, how many women are at the helm of power? In homes, how many women are financially secure enough to stay home and get to nurture their families, on that night time talk show, where are the women and if you want them present, must the television or radio show be done at night?

If you are in any space and there are no women, ask yourself why and attempt to answer that challenge, I believe that is how we can invest in women and accelerate progress.

Today’s woman has broken a bit of the glass ceiling, she can vote freely, she occupies various top positions in the workplace, many make it to college whereas before it was rare. This is not to say that today’s woman has arrived at the point of equality and equity. She, however, is not where her counterpart started and I reckon she owes a debt of gratitude to the women of the past for their fight in getting here.

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