Former TV anchor Janet Mbugua has been named a gender champion by the International Gender Champions (IGC) network. She broke the news to her numerous followers on social media where she has been running various campaigns aimed at fighting gender inequality.
Janet, through her Inua Dada foundation and her pledge to actively engage in gender equality advocacy, will join the esteemed leadership network to make gender equality a working reality in their spheres of influence. Janet and her team have been able to identify issues affecting girls in schools such as lack of sanitary towels, suitable sanitation facilities, and access to basic health care and support services.
Inua Dada Foundation was endorsed by First Lady of Kenya Margaret Kenyatta and seeks to influence policy as well as advocate for the protection of rights of the girl child. “A few years ago, I wouldn’t have imagined that I’d be getting such an accolade today, but I also knew there was a shift in me and I could no longer be silent on matters inequality.” her post reads in part.
Janet is also committed to mentoring mentorship over 250 young people on gender equality and action against Gender Based Violence, by enhancing and building their advocacy skills and supporting them to develop appropriate gender equality programs within their communities. The IGC network brings together female and male decision-makers determined to break down gender barriers and promote gender equality. IGC was co-founded by former UN Geneva Director-General Michael Møller, former US Ambassador to the UN in Geneva Pamela Hamamoto and [email protected] CEO/Founder Caitlin Kraft-Buchman in 2015.
The network has over 250 active Champions and 160 Alumni who are the heads of International Organizations, Permanent Missions, and Civil Society Organizations.
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