“Be the winner of GIZ Salone, with your programme’s perception of gender at workplace and in society!”
With this appeal, four GIZ Programmes and the GIZ Country Office in Sierra Leone have competed against each other. Over one week, the Programme Gender Focal Points have collected perceptions, ideas, practices and visions of their colleagues and created a gender corner. At the end of the GIZ Gender Week, the gender corners were presented to the entire Sierra Leone GIZ staff and evaluated by a jury.
The activity encouraged us as GIZ staff to think about gender equality while working with our target groups but also at our workplace. The gender corners remained at our offices a long time after the gender week and reminded colleagues, partners and visitors about our own contribution to a more equitable workplace and society.
(Poster: Collage of Sierra Leone GIZ Programme and Country Office Gender Corner Pictures and Massages)
This is awesome, engaging the whole country team and actively making staff focus on GBV and equality. Great initiative. Well done Sierra Leone.
The resilience of the women of Sierra-Leone to withstand shocks has been constantly tested in the past years.
Even though they constitute a majority of less or poorly paid, with limited protection, health care, social and domestic workers jobs-and with a much greater risk of any infection not only COVID-19 or EVD, their greatest, yet undefeatable enemy is GBV and inequality!
Fighting for their rights is part of daily life-at work and at home, an uphill battle.
The pandemic-induced reduced access to maternal and health care services just like during the Ebola crisis due to reallocation of scarce resources added insult to injury.
Therefore, recognizing that the road to achieving SDG 5 still remains a bumpy one, and highlighting issues around gender equality- was for GIZ staff and the health team in Sierra-Leone a no brainer.
Kudos and Chapeau again to all colleagues who participated!
In schools, social and civic studies should be broadened to include GBV to enable young people develop positive life styles that promote healthy living and social relations.
A very sensitive GBV organization equals organizational development and profitable project implementation.
Perfect work. Bravo to the Gender team and all staff that participated to make this competition successful. and finally bravo to the winner – health project.
Gender Equality is a mechanism for peace development and stability of a nation. Equality is fairness for all, irrespective of the gender.
What a great initiative! Although this ass not the first time GIZ Sierra Leone celebrated the International Women’s Week, I can proudly say that this was the first time we did it on this “GRAND STYLE”!!!
GO-O GIZ SIERRA LEONE GO!!!