The full day event brought together young people, artistes, women leaders, partners, policy makers and gender equality advocates to celebrate girl and women empowerment under the theme, "Gains from Equality”
WOMEN'S DAY WOMEN EQUALITY
KAMPALA-Last week on Friday, Reach A Hand Uganda (RAHU) successfully celebrated Women's Day with the inaugural Girls' Festival hosted at the Lugogo Hockey Grounds.
The full day event brought together young people, artistes, women leaders, partners, policy makers and gender equality advocates to celebrate girl and women empowerment under the theme, "Gains from Equality".
Speaking at the Festival, Humphrey Nabimanya the Founder & Team Leader of RAHU commended the attendees for the positive strides made towards women and girl empowerment.
Levixone entertaining the crowds
"I thank each of you for standing with us as we celebrate the key milestones achieved in empowering young women and girls. We must continue to champion gender equality, both as an objective and a driver of sustainable development.
He further emphasised that, in light of these achievements, there is still a need to do more for Women and girl empowerment.
"Our hope for this Girls' Festival, is that it will stimulate the much needed discussion on gender issues.
This Girl Fest should serve as a reminder that we need to take a holistic approach to Women and Girl empowerment, including preventing violence against women and girls, protecting their sexual and reproductive health rights, improving girls' access to education, and enabling women to participate in political processes." Nabimanya said.
The Festival culminated in a star studded concert headlined by RAHU's cultural icons and artists namely Navio, Eddie Kenzo, Nina Roz, Spice Diana, Geosteady, Levixone and Naava Grey , Deejays Cathy, Karo and Mcee's Anita Fabiola,Sheila and Racheal Kay.
They shared the stage with international artists, Micheal Franti and Swrap who bare footedly put up a memorable live performance.