WOMEN LEAD MOVEMENT MODERATING MCKINSEY’S REPORT ON “THE POWER OF PARITY: ADVANCING GENDER EQUALITY IN AFRICA
The Global Gender Summit, co-hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB), held on the African continent for the first time, aims to be a platform to share best practices and drive innovation to accelerate progress on gender equality and women’s empowerment in Africa and around the world. It will result in concrete commitments to be taken forward by all partners present to advance women’s empowerment. Women Lead Movement’s, Melene Rossouw moderated the panel analysing the Mckinsey Report. Significant hurdles remain for most African women seeking a better life. In society, there has been some progress in getting more women into influential positions in politics, but on the other measures of societal equality there is still a long way to go.
The name of the Campaign was #ProgressNotPromises. It was initiated by ONE Global Campaign. Women Lead Movement’s Melene Rossouw was selected as one of the 11 gender spokeswomen for the letter directed at world leaders on the lack of progress in achieving Gender Equality SDG5. The letter which later also gained support signatures of 150 000 people was handed to world leaders at the G7 Summit in Paris.
This Campaign was aimed at inspiring and encouraging young girls and women in Africa and the rest of the world to believe in the power of their dreams and to stand up and speak out against injustice and inequality