To commemorate International Women’s Day Celebrations that took place over the weekend on Sunday 8th, an event was held on 6th March at plot 19, and was attended by 41 staff from CUSP, PRUDEV and RISE and created awareness and appreciation of why the celebrations. The event enabled us to discuss the gender stereotypes, how they have evolved and how we consciously or unconsciously promote them in both our private and public spaces. To bring to life the prejudices and gender stereotypes, spaces predominantly perceived as male and female like drivers and care work were discussed with the aid of a role play. It was evident that space is needed to constantly discuss gender and other crosscutting issues. Going forward, this will be factored in the workplan to ensure discussions on gender and other crosscutting issues are held on a quarterly basis.
On 5th March, GIZ Uganda screened the movie ‘Bed of Thorns’, an all-female-crew made film on GBV in Uganda. Eleanor Nabwiso, the director/producer attended the screening and was available for a Q&A session after the movie.