USAID’s MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership: India-Yash, led by Jhpiego, marked International Women’s Day in New Delhi by celebrating ladies changemakers from varied packages and by bringing renewed focus to floor stage points and challenges skilled in gender programming.
New Delhi, March 18, 2023: Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership: India-Yash challenge, led by Jhpiego, a Johns Hopkins Affiliate, celebrated International Women’s Day in New Delhi. USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator (DAA) of the Bureau for Asia, Änjali Kaur, was visitor of honor on the occasion. She was joined in the celebration by representatives from authorities, civil society actors, implementing companions from different USAID supported initiatives, entrepreneurs and innovators, thematic specialists, lecturers, and ladies changemakers.
Fifteen ladies changemakers from varied packages supported by USAID who’re contributing on the particular person, interpersonal and group stage to the development of the gender equality agenda have been felicitated and introduced with certificates of appreciation. The members mentioned the advantages of collaboration and allyship, pushing expertise and innovation to advertise gender equality, exploring implementation fashions to fight gender-based violence and, defending the rights of adolescent women by stopping Child, Early and Forced Marriage.
Celebrating the theme of embracing fairness, the occasion concluded by the members renewing their dedication to mobilizing collective motion for gender equality
USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator (Asia), Ms Änjali Kaur, commented, “USAID celebrates all ladies and women, in all of their variety, around the globe. Tackling gender inequality and the empowerment of girls and women have lengthy been part of USAID’s work—we promote environments that assist ladies succeed economically, stop and reply to gender-based violence, present reproductive and different well being companies, and guarantee womens’ and women’ management and significant participation in all areas of life. Today, we’re delighted to have fun ladies changemakers in India.”
On the event, Rekha Sharma, Chairperson National Commission for Women, Government of India stated, ”India has moved from ladies growth to women-led growth beneath the visionary management of Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Addressing gender inequities would require concerted efforts of public and personal sector actors to shut vital gender gaps”.
Dr. Somesh Kumar, Country Director, Jhpiego India highlighted “International Women’s Day isn’t just about celebrating the achievements of girls, but it surely additionally marks a name to motion in direction of accelerating gender equality and parity. By constructing bolder partnerships, specializing in group mobilization and advocating for modern options, the MOMENTUM challenge aspires to make sure that younger folks can train their very own voice and reside free from restrictive gender norms and violence.”