Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) joined Kenya and the world at large in commemorating the 2022 International Women’s Day (IWD). This is an annual event held on March 8, every year to celebrate the contributions of women and girls in various spheres of life.
The theme for this year is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow.” The theme takes cognizance of the contributions of women and girls across the globe in climate change adaptation, mitigation and response to disasters for a sustainable future for everyone. On this day, RCMRD highlighted how women and girls in earth organisation are contributing to a sustainable tomorrow – in particular by playing important roles in climate change adaptation, mitigation and response.
International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated throughout the globe on 8 March annually to appreciate the remarkable contributions of women to our society. This day is dedicated to honouring the life, struggles, and determination of women. IWD is one of the most important days of the year to: celebrate women's achievements, raise awareness about women's equality, lobby for accelerated gender parity and fundraise for female-focused charities. The campaign theme for IWD 2022 was #BreakTheBias. Whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it difficult for women to move ahead. Knowing that bias exists isn't enough. Action is needed to level the playing field.
The women at RCMRD agreed to kickstart a mentorship programme for young girls in addition to starting a corporate social activity in which colleagues would support provision of reusable and non reusable sanitary towels for disadvantaged youth in the community. For this year’s celebrations the RCMRD partnered with colleagues to celebrate and highlight their work to progress gender equality, and make a positive difference for women working in earth observation and mentoring other women and girls. Below find links to the what RCMRD had to say of this day: https://bit.ly/3u18omS, https://bit.ly/3q1E9ev and https://bit.ly/3w7LYTz.