„Gender equality is not a danger, but an opportunity”

„Pippi Langstrumpf is the strongest woman I know” – Day of activities and fun on topic of gender equality

On 7th of March’s GIZ Jordan Day, the gender working group (GWG) took the opportunity to celebrate the International Women’s Day, which was the day after the Jordan-wide event.

Main attraction for the colleagues was the photo booth, where everyone could get a picture with accessories in purple to honour the Women’s Day. During the whole day, people kept streaming to the booth to get some funny memories. Together with the printed pictures the gender focal points handed out nicely designed postcards with the slogans “you empower me by…” and “I admire you, because” in both Arabic and English for individual messages to all the inspiring women out there.

And because so many colleagues were queuing for their pictures to be taken and to spread some information, the GWG provided a memory game with some knowledge on gender equality and gender mainstreaming. To be able to share the great event with all colleagues, videos with key questions on the topic were taken. Dr. Michaela Baur, Country Director in Jordan asked “how do we convince all people that gender is not a danger but an opportunity” and Dr. Christine Müller, head of the project “psychosocial support and trauma work in Jordan” stated “Pippi Langstrumpf is the strongest woman I know!”.

The gender working group GIZ Jordan is a group of people working on promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment. With our shared enthusiasm and belief in gender equality as well as common understanding and knowledge exchange, the message will be spread, women will be empowered and our objectives will be achieved.…

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