“The multifaceted #WCW campaign reached a large audience, as it was shared on UNIC Windhoek’s website and across social media. Our hope is that the campaign inspired many girls and women to go after their dreams and to bring about positive change in their lives,” said Anthea Basson, the National Information Officer to Namibia.
Starting around International Women’s Day in March 2016, UNIC Windhoek introduced a weekly social media campaign through which it celebrated the accomplishments of women with the goal of raising awareness of the importance of continuing to strive towards achieving gender equality.
Featuring a wide variety of inspiring women, UNIC Windhoek highlighted role models from many different sectors including;
Government Employees: Marbeline Goagoses
Medicine: Dr. Helena Ndume
Athletics: Beauty Boois
Performance Arts: Tuli Shityuwete
Law: Jozanne Klazen
Environment: Lesley-Anne van Wyk
Advocacy: Ndahafa Dalah Hapulile
The woman all shared their thoughts on women’s empowerment and gender equality through the #WCW campaign. In their own unique way, all the women featured in the 2016 campaign work towards achieving Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), namely ‘Gender Equality’.