Germany, UN launch agency’s report

07Dec 2018
The Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Germany, UN launch agency’s report

THE German embassy in collaboration with UN Women yesterday launched the agency’s report “Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda” that sheds the spotlight onto persisting gender inequalities and challenges faced by girls and women worldwide.

The report was financed by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and – uniquely – brings forward a wealth of data and evidence that demonstrate the pervasive nature of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere.

 It examines through a gender lens the progress and challenges in the implementation of all the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and puts forth actionable recommendations on how to reach the Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Representing the German government at the event was Jörg Herrera, Chargé d’Affaires of the German embassy in Dar es Salaam who stressed the importance of gender equality for sustainable development: “We need a systemic change, a change of minds. Without equal chances and powers for both women and men,  there will not be any sustainable development. Refusing girls and women their right to participate, to make choices, to make their voices heard, is a violation of human rights. The empowerment of women is a benefit to the entire society - socially, politically and economically.”

The launch was held at the University of Dar es Salaam. Other speakers at the event included Prof. Kimambo, Deputy Vice Chancellor Research of the University of Dar Es Salaam, Hodan Addou, Country Representative of UN Women in Tanzania, Sophie Browne, Research Analyst of UN Women HQ, Mary Rusimbi, Executive Director of the Women Fund Tanzania and Sylvia Meku from the National Bureau of Statistics.