Breaking The Bias
“Achieving gender equality and empowering girls and women is the unfinished business of our time, and the greatest human rights challenge in our world,’’ Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary General.
As the world celebrates the annual International Women’s Day, women continue to make significant strides in education, business and leadership. Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but also, important to realize full human potential and sustainable development in the society.
According to United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Kenya scores 81% on the Women, Business and Law 2020 index and ranks 109 out of the 153 countries in the Global Gender Gap Report 2020, with significant inequalities between males and females in education attainment, health outcomes, representation in parliament and participation in the labour market. 26 years and counting, Kenya committed to promoting gender equality by agreeing to the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action on Gender Equality.
The female gender is vulnerable as a result of poverty rates in the country. This fans the flames for gender-based violence, misguided cultural norms and beliefs such as teenage marriages, female genital mutilation, limiting access to resources and opportunities and therefore, constraining women participation in the development and success of the societies.
International Women’s Day 2022 will be observed under the theme, ‘Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow’. The United Nations stated that women and girls experience the greatest impacts of the climate crisis as it amplifies existing gender inequalities, putting women, their lives and livelihoods at risk. Therefore, without inclusion of half of the world’s population, it is improbable that solutions for a sustainable planet and a gender equal world tomorrow will be realized.
It is quite admirable that men in the contemporary world have embraced change and actively participate in women empowerment and shaping of the new world to promote women participation and growth in all sectors. Women are educated and are more aware of their role in the society, challenging the male gender in all capacities making the society a better place for all.
Momentum Credit constitutes of both male and female employees, where 52% of these talents are female. The leadership of the company is also made up of 4 female Heads of Departments, constituting the seven (7) executive committee board. All employees serving same roles are paid equally, irrespective of their gender.
The business provides equal employment opportunities, non-discriminatory of age, gender and religion, putting hands together with the world to Break the Bias.