2016 #WCW Features continue to inspire and promote gender equality

Throughout 2016, the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek celebrated women and their accomplishments through the #WCW #WednesdayCelebrateWomen campaign.

“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;

Music: Suzy Eises, Colleen Leitner

UN System: Anthea Basson, Nicola Gallagher, Beauty Kalokela, Kiki Gbeho, Diana Ndimbira, Julize Skolnic, Raturua Tjindere

Government Employees: Marbeline Goagoses

Business: Rosalia Martin Hausiku, Helvi ItengeLoide Amadhila

Entrepreneur: Ally AngulaHilda Basson-Namundjebo

Students: Eulalia Joseph, Natalie Kamati

Medicine: Dr. Helena Ndume

Media: Mariana Balt, Kirsty Watermeyer, Francoise Steynberg, Tara van Eck, Marlise Mouton

Athletics: Beauty Boois

Performance Arts: Tuli Shityuwete

Education: Bridget Jenkins, Ottilie Abrahams, Naita Hishoono, Stacey Pinto, Lineekela Usebiu, Frances Ferreira, Petra Wojcik

Law: Jozanne Klazen

Tax: Helena Ndapanda Ndoroma

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’.