Worldwide, the contributions of women to social, economic, cultural and political achievement cannot be downplayed. Women in most countries have been in the forefront of the struggle for stable economic, political and cultural systems.
The 2016 International Women’s Day was celebrated under the theme “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”. The celebration was used to reflect on how to accelerate the 2030 Agenda and build momentum for the effective implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goals.
In spite of the role women play in national development, gender disparity still leaves an unimaginable gap between men and women. In spite of this malady, we still have much to celebrate women. That is why Savana Signatures on the 8th March 2016 joined millions of people around the world to celebrate women and pledge for parity as a way of motivating and pushing women up to take their place in society.
Savana Signatures simply step it up through its gender sensitive programming to benefit young women and girls.
The World Economic Forum predicted in 2014 that it would take until 2095 to achieve global gender parity. Then one year later in 2015, they estimated that a slowdown in the already glacial pace of progress meant that the gender gap wouldn’t close entirely until 2133.
Savana Signatures, however, believes empowering young girls was a way to increasing women capability and bridging gender disparity.
As a youth-led, youth-centered and gender sensitive programming ICT for Development (ICT4D) organization in Ghana, Savana Signatures’ mission “To equip youth, women and vulnerable groups with ICT skills for personal and professional development through the innovative use of ICT” is pretty clear and cued towards girls’ empowerment.
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