Women Deliver comes to an end

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Vancouver, Canada – Today is the last day of the Women Deliver conference.

It is said to be the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women in the 21st century — there were approximately 8000 participants from over 100 countries.

Lesotho delegate was led by Dr. Pontso Sekatle, MP. There were four Basotho girls brought here by independent organisations and all presented on various topics – from sexual reproductive health to menstruation.

Present African head of states included President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, Uhuru Kenyatta and Sahle Work-Zwede, from Kenya and Ethiopia respectively. Natasha Wang Mwansa, from Lusaka, Zambia stile the show by advocating for youth inclusivity in a panel that included four head of states so much that she received a standing ovation.

The conference will take place again in three years time. Now, the work starts for Lesotho to allow girls and women to be architects of their future by letting their voices to be heard. With a delegate from the Office of the First Lady and independent organisations, expections are high that the conference will yield great results from the Mountain Kingdom.

Investment in young girls and women has a triple effect and id a direct investment in economic growth. Putting more girls on schools has direct correlation with decreased old marriage and increased opportunities for women entering the labour market.

Is Lesotho ready to fight against the push backs of culture and societal stereo types? Improve on the progress it has made? Time will tell. The time is now.

ancouver, Canada – Today is the last day of the Women Deliver conference.

It is said to be the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women in the 21st century — there were approximately 8000 participants from over 100 countries.

Lesotho delegate was led by Dr. Pontso Sekatle, MP. There were four Basotho girls brought here by independent organisations and all presented on various topics – from sexual reproductive health to menstruation.

Present African head of states included President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, Uhuru Kenyatta and Sahle Work-Zwede, from Kenya and Ethiopia respectively. Natasha Wang Mwansa, from Lusaka, Zambia stile the show by advocating for youth inclusivity in a panel that included four head of states so much that she received a standing ovation.

The conference will take place again in three years time. Now, the work starts for Lesotho to allow girls and women to be architects of their future by letting their voices to be heard. With a delegate from the Office of the First Lady and independent organisations, expections are high that the conference will yield great results from the Mountain Kingdom.

Investment in young girls and women has a triple effect and id a direct investment in economic growth. Putting more girls on schools has direct correlation with decreased old marriage and increased opportunities for women entering the labour market.

Is Lesotho ready to fight against the push backs of culture and societal stereo types? Improve on the progress it has made? Time will tell. The time is now. MR