Youths can promote gender equity: Official


YOUNG people have the ability to change traditional beliefs to promote gender equity, says United Nations Women’s Behaviour Change project assistant Joanna Oala.
She said youths had the ability to shift the dominant norms and ideas about gender and masculinity, and challenge patriarchal beliefs, practices, institutions and structures that drove inequality between men and women.
“By engaging students at a tender age, they will grow up recognising and valuing differences, both in gender and in other aspects of life, which means in future we shall have ambassadors and advocates for gender equality and inclusiveness,” Oala said.
“As part of our generation equality campaign, we believe in youth and adolescents taking the front seat in advocating for gender equality, justice and dignity for all.”