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10 September 2019 - News


Save the Children staff holding up the first prize trophy at the EU Fair

This year, we took part in the 3rd annual European Union CSO Fair where we focused on demonstrating our contribution to gender equality in Zambia. We focused on work that is funded by the EU and Member States (Finland, Sweden, Netherlands and Italy). The theme of the fair was 'Are You Gender Equal' and from among the 41 organizations that took part we emerged as First Prize Winners. We definitely demonstrated that Save the Children is gender equal.

Gender inequality exists in Zambia and all over the world, it is a leading barrier preventing children, girls and boys from claiming their full and equal rights. Gender inequalities create all-pervasive deprivation and marginalisation, and the evidence is clear that gender inequalities obstruct all three of our breakthroughs – preventing children from surviving, learning and being protected. Save the Children’s Gender Equality Policy commits us to ensuring all our programmes are gender sensitive at minimum, and gender transformative whenever possible.