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Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Julius Nyabundi and Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Academic and Student Affairs, Prof. Mary Kipsat consulting during the International Women Day celebration at Kisumu Campus..

Maseno University joined the rest of the world in marking the International Women’s Day on 8th March 2016. This year’s theme was ‘Pledge for Parity’.

The event organized by the “Empower Her Initiative” in conjunction with the Institute of Gender Studies was held at the Kisumu City Campus car park and was graced by the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Julius Nyabundi.

“The Government of Kenya has done a lot to ensure gender parity especially under the new constitutional dispensation. It is therefore important to nuture mutual recognition and respect as different genders,” he explained.

Prof. Nyabundi noted that it is important to work towards getting gender parity on a daily basis and where there is competitive advantage.

Other speakers at the event were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic and Student Affairs Prof. Mary Kipsat, Director of Gender Studies, Dr. Karen Nyang’ara, Executive Director and Programme Coordinator at Kenya Female Advisory Organization (KEFEADO), Women at Work Campaign Coordinator (HIVOS East Africa) Andrew Odete and Fistula Survivor Sarah Omega.

Also present at the event was the Deputy Vice- Chancellor Partnerships, Research and Innovations Prof. Joseph Chacha, Deputy Director Student Affairs Kweya Opande, University Counselor Risper Ocholla, Student Organization of Maseno University representatives among others.

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.


Vice-Chancellor Prof. Julius Nyabundi addresses participants at the International Women Day celebrations

International Women's Day (IWD) has been observed since the early 1900's - a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. International Women's Day is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender parity.
No one government, NGO, charity, corporation, academic institution, women's network or media hub is solely responsible for International Women's Day. Many organizations declare an annual IWD theme that supports their specific agenda or cause, and some of these are adopted more widely with relevance than others..

Participants at the  International Women Day at Kisumu Campus.


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