In order to promote women’s empowerment and to generate awareness of the importance of gender equality, the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek celebrates women and their accomplishments each Wednesday. For this week’s #WCW #WednesdayCelebrateWomen, UNIC Windhoek celebrates Raturua Tjindere, a UN National Volunteer and UN Cares Programme Coordinator.
Raturua was born and raised in Namibia along with her five siblings. She says that her parents are her biggest motivation in life. “I am a humble and strong person today because of my wonderful mother,” she says.
After attending secondary school at Jan Mohr in Windhoek, Raturua studied at the University of Namibia (UNAM) and graduated with a Diploma in Local Government Studies.
She then started her first job as a credit controller, and she says, “I didn’t know that God had better and bigger plans for my life.”
In 2015, she applied and was selected for a youth volunteer post as a Program Assistant with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). From there, she sought out United Nations Volunteers and was hired to the position where she finds herself today, as a UN National Volunteer and UN Cares Programme Coordinator.
Besides working with the UN System in Namibia, Raturua also currently studies at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) doing a degree in Public Management.
Check out Raturua’s interview with UNIC Windhoek! Read along as she talks about stigma and discrimination in the workplace, women’s empowerment and gender equality. Continue reading