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This year, FOWODE commemorated Women’s Day by breaking ground for Imara Women’s Centre.
March 8th is marked off every year as International Women’s Day (IWD). The day offers an opportunity to celebrate acts and women of courage and determination that have contributed to communities, call for change, and reflect on progress made.
This year, Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) joined the rest of the world to celebrate the Day under the theme Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow.
The theme could not have been more in tune with our plans this year as it spoke directly to our vision for Imara Woman’s Centre, our focus of celebration this women’s month. Imara Women’s Centre was born out of the process of taking stock of the milestones towards Gender Equality and reflecting on what more needs to be done for a sustainable future in the struggle for gender equality.
In December 2021, we introduced the Centre through various media platforms.
In January 2022, we unveiled the name of the Centre, Imara Women’s Centre. Imara in Swahili stands for Bold, Strong and Firm. At FOWODE, we are taking a bold stand to sustain our work towards Gender Equality because we do acknowledge that although a lot has been achieved, there is still much more to do to achieve an equal future. FOWODE is determined to provide women organizers, in their diversity, with a place of their own.
On 7th March 2022, we broke ground at the Imara Women’s Centre site in Kasangati Town Council. Our Chief Guest was Kenyan Politician and ardent advocate for social justice, Hon. Martha Karua. We chose Hon. Karua, an icon of women’s leadership and determination, because she embodies the facets we celebrate at the Imara Centre.
We hope that you will join us as we establish this Centre where we can further advance, consolidate and sustain the struggle for gender equality, for a better tomorrow.
For inquiries, contact Isabella Akiteng 0777610053 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org.