At a luncheon today, the UN System in Namibia congratulated Ms. Monica Geingos on her appointment as a UNAIDS Special Advocate for Young Women and Adolescent Girls and discussed the opportunities that her appointment brings in the fight to end AIDS / HIV.
Windhoek, 11 October 2016 – The United Nations (UN) System in Namibia congratulated the First Lady of the Republic of Namibia, Madam Monica Geingos on her appointment as a UNAIDS Special Advocate for Young Women and Adolescent Girls at a luncheon today as well as discussed the opportunities her appointment brings to Namibia.
Madam Geingos was named a UNAIDS Special Advocate in September 2016, around the same time as the first anniversary of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 3 Months after the Adoption of the UN Political Declaration for Ending AIDS by 2030. With her appointment, she will champion of Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free, an agenda to put the world on a Super-Fast-Track to end AIDS among children, adolescents and young women by 2020.
“It is a role I accepted with great relish as it speaks to our shared dream of a HIV-free generation, which is able to harness its full potential,” Madam Geingos said at the luncheon. Continue reading →
Friday, 29 July 2016, was a memorable day for the UN System and 700 female learners at Immanuel Shifidi Secondary School in Katutura, Windhoek. After one month and 12 outreaches, the ‘Prosperous Paths: Leading in Vocation’ programme surpassed its target of educating 5000 girls on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Exactly one month before on 29 June 2016, Ms. Kiki Gbeho, the United Nations Resident Coordinator (UNRC) to Namibia launched ‘Prosperous Paths’ at Jakob Marengo Tutorial College. Not only did Ms. Gbeho share her personal story of hard work and success to over 600 female learners, she also spread the message of self-empowerment and self-determination to the enthusiastic crowd. Since then, the UN System, namely UNFPA Namibia’s Ms. Dennia Gayle and UNIC Windhoek’s Ms. Anthea Basson, have spoken to girls across the capital city about the importance of striving to achieve Goal #5 of the Sustainable Development Goals, namely to ‘achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls’. Continue reading →
Students from Jacob Marengo Tutorial College have been inspired to take their own #ProsperousPath.
On Wednesday, 29 June 2016, the United Nations (UN) System in Namibia launched “Prosperous Paths,” at Jacob Marengo Tutorial College in Windhoek Namibia. The programme aims at educating 5,000 secondary level female students on gender equality and women’s empowerment as well as to offer mentorship to the students through an accompanying social media campaign.
600 young girls from Jacob Marengo Tutorial College were addressed by the UN Resident Coordinator to Namibia, Ms. Kiki Gbeho at the launch. She shared her journey as a women through her career and called upon the female Namibian youth to make their voices heard and have faith in themselves to bring about change because no one is too small to step up and make a difference. The UNRC to Namibia further encouraged the girls to, “take space, be prepared and dare to be different.” Continue reading →