Statement International Women’s Day – Empower Women and See the Change

WFAD actively advocates for the inclusion of gender equality within our daily work as well as gender-based and culturally sensitive needs in the field of prevention, treatment, and recovery. The Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women both have an integral part in our constitution and work. We further reiterate the importance of both conventions and are working to include the rights of women and children in all of our work.

As part of our 10-year strategy, we have introduced the WFAD Gender Working Group. A passionate and strong group has been since been working on drafting policy frameworks, knowledge base, reports, and organising webinars. In the course of this year, we will be offering capacity strengthening workshops to all of our members.

Together with our Gender Working Group, WFAD has issued a statement to commemorate today, March 8th, International Women’s Day 2021. The crisis in the past year has more than ever highlighted the inequalities that are strongly inherited in our system. We have to put in the continuous effort to see these inequalities eliminated. We will continue to empower women and see the change!

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