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Sustineo congratulates all women and girls on International Women’s Day

Sustineo congratulates all women and girls on International Women’s Day (Sunday 8 March).
In recognition of International Woman’s Day, the Secretary-General of the United Nations issued a message and we have taken two extracts from the message:
“We must take a clear global stance against this total assault on women’s human rights. The international community needs to translate its outrage into meaningful action, including humanitarian aid, psycho-social services, support for livelihoods, and efforts to bring perpetrators to justice.  With women and girls often the first targets of attack, their rights must be at the centre of our strategy to address this staggering and growing challenge.  Empowered women and girls are the best hope for sustainable development following conflict. They are the best drivers of growth, the best hope for reconciliation, and the best buffer against radicalization of youth and the repetition of cycles of violence.
This is a vital year for advancing the cause of women’s human rights.  The international community is hard at work on establishing a new sustainable development agenda that will build on the Millennium Development Goals and shape policies and social investments for the next generation.  To be truly transformative, the post-2015 development agenda must prioritize gender equality and women’s empowerment.  The world will never realize 100 per cent of its goals if 50 per cent of its people cannot realize their full potential.  When we unleash the power of women, we can secure the future for all.”
Sustineo prioritizes and integrates gender equality and women’s empowerment in all aspects of its consultancy work and is proud of its successes in supporting the delivery of a range of successful gender based projects.