07 Mar 2024

Global Compact Network Kenya has joined hundreds of  partners worldwide in commemorating International Women's Day at our annual Ring the Bell for Gender Equality Ceremony.

Under the theme “Invest in women: Accelerate progress,” this year’s Ring the Bell focused on empowering women economically to foster inclusive and equitable societies. The event also raised awareness and highlighted the significant role the private sector can play in advancing Gender Equality.

Harriette Chiggai, President’s Women Rights Advisor who was the chief guest challenged stakeholders to go beyond and advance gender issues even as we celebrate International Women’s Day. Global Compact Network Program Manager Esther Yongo representing Executive Director Judy Njino called on the stakeholders to move forward, faster by investing in women and reflect on their commitments, rethink their actions, reconsider collaborations and partnerships.

Ms. Yongo challenged the forum to revise the targets they have set for themselves and align them with new global statistics and targets for accelerated progress.

The occasion also witnessed two companies Digimatt Solutions Limited and UN Global Compact participant Lady Askary publicly sign the Women Empowerment Principles taking a bold commitment towards entrenching gender equality in their respective companies.