She sent love to all women especially those who have been broken by life’s circumstances but still have the strength to rise.
Cheers to all women doing what we were put in this world to do; be great, be gentle, be smart, be caring, loving, nurturing and many more special duties. I salute you all but especially the ones who’ve been broken and still continue to rise… I love those ones especially. 😘😘😘
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She wished her followers a Happy International Women’s Day and called for gender equality and empowerment of women.
Happy #InternationalWomensDay 🤗 🤗🤗 let’s strive to advance gender equality and empowerment of the women and girls around us😊 Hope you’re having a lovely Friday!! #BalanceForBetter #IWD2019 #WomensDay #LoveAndLight 💜
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She called on men to join in the movement to empower women. She appreciated the work of her friends Neville and Wawira who were giving back to the community through their initiatives and movements.
We need allies in our quest to achieving #genderequality. Men, women. We have some who are already doing their part. One such, for me, is a gentleman called Neville. He’s a #MenstrualHygieneManagement champion that recently joined me on a visit to an informal settlement. His passion to see women and girls achieve menstrual equality is not only inspiring but necessary. Even seeing the work someone like @wawira is doing in expanding feeding programs in Kenya and Africa, through her program @food4education, is exactly the kind of progress we need. So let’s name them in the comment section below! Let’s celebrate their gains! #IWD2019 #BalanceForBetter #Better4Kenya @better4kenya
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Encouraged women to face their fears and remember that they are powerful!
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She called on her followers to tag and appreciate the women who inspire them.
I’m so moved….😍😍😍😭😭😭 You know you have haters..people who are not happy with how well you are and will do and write anything to put u down…..BUT we have people who really value you.. and this is what keeps me going… people who appreciate you and will always encourage you to be the best….i see all the positive comments and compliments and i want to say i appreciate….. GOD BLESS YOU…….please Tag and appreciate a woman you admire….😍😍😍😍😍 @kimuyuj @tami_leen @stansonkiprono254
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She mentioned and appreciated two initiatives that inspire her including Mothers 2 Mother, a partnership with Johnson & Johnson that employs and trains HIV-positive women as community health workers and Mom Connect which is a free messaging platform that enables mothers to access regular information on their pregnancy as well as post-natal health information via their mobile phones.
Over a long career in the media, the most heartbreaking stories I covered were those of struggling families, failing health care systems and the consequences of lack of hope and despair within affected communities. It became a habit that I would intervene, and help wherever I could, but I also learned that what our communities require most are strategic interventions. A few months ago, while in South Africa, I had the opportunity to visit the Masakhane community centre and experience the groundbreaking work that @jnj supports in championing the integral role women play in fueling the future of human health. As soon as we arrived we felt the impact this had on the community and had the opportunity to hear firsthand how these two innovative programs were transforming lives. I was inspired to learn about @mothers2mothers, a partnership with Johnson & Johnson that employs and trains HIV-positive women as community health workers. These Mentor Mothers then work to ensure all women and their families get knowledge, support and the medication they need. An incredible and effective model for our local structures. The other initiative that I found particularly innovative was MomConnect, which is a messaging program designed to target low-income mothers in 10 countries — the platform enables mothers to access regular information on their pregnancy as well as post-natal health information via their mobile phones. Services are free and voluntary and are offered in 11 languages. Both these initiatives help plug serious gaps in local health systems, empower women and mothers, and create new paths for families based on knowledge. When we know better, we do better.
When we do better we transform.
As we transform we progress ❤ Empowered women empower communities! Happy #InternationalWomensDay 🤗🤗🤗 #LiveHealthyLiveWell
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