DAPP Malawi celebrates International Women’s Day
Celebrated yearly on the 8th of March, international Women’s Day is a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements from the political to the social while calling for gender equality.
Under the theme "Think equal, build smart, innovate for change, Advancing the status for all women and girls in Malawi", DAPP Malawi through its Satellite Tailoring course participated in the 2019 international women's day celebrations that took place at Namitete secondary school in Lilongwe district.
Through a pavilion, two female DAPP trained graduates from a four months tailoring course offered at DAPP Teachers Training Colleges which targets vulnerable adolescent girls and young women from areas surrounding the TTC’s with the aim of equipping them with skills and knowledge in tailoring skills so that they become independent members of society, displayed an array of products both sown during their training at the TTC and those sown post-graduation.
Guest of honor Minister of Gender, Children, Disability & Social Welfare, Mrs. Cecilia Chadzama emphasized on the importance of achieving gender equality for all women and to not put a limit on what girls can achieve.
While UN Coordinator to Malawi Ms. Maria Jose Torres highlighted the importance of seeing more girls and women in science and technology related fields.
“Women are not minorities, men need to support women in their endeavor’s” said member of parliament Mr joseph Njovuyalema
The event was graced by stakeholders including, Action Aid Malawi, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Women (UN Women), Plan International, World University Service of Canada Malawi, Care Malawi, Malawi Human Rights Resource Centre (MHRRC) and Christian Aid. The celebration was spiced up by various dances and plays.