Up next in our series of interviews for International Women’s Day we have one of our Young Ambassadors, Carly Mills. Carly spent time at Seed of Hope Nairobi last year as part of the team hosting Skills Camp for the students.
Do you think there should be equality for women?
There is no reasonable explanation for discriminating against a particular sex.
What examples of gender inequality have you experienced or seen in your family or community?
Gender pay gap, assigned gender roles portraying woman as the ‘weaker’ sex, undermining of woman in work place environments. Fewer women in positions of power.
What do you think makes women empowered?
Education is always empowering not just for women but both sexes, knowledge is power. I also believe that women hold the capacity to empower each other.
Why is empowerment important to women?
To ensure that they are the decision makers in their own life and they decide where their barriers are and when they have reached their capability.
From your experience while you were at Seed of Hope for Skills Camp, do you think Seed of Hope helps empower young women? If so, how?
Yes, by giving these girls an education and ambitions, it raises their confidence and allows them to see themselves as successful in what they desire to do.