Europe Zone newsletterm IWD
I am very pleased to share with you all the special edition of the Newsletter from Europe Zone issued on the occasion of the International Women’s Day 2013.
On International Women’s Day there is much to celebrate, for all of us of the Red Cross and Red Crescent family in Europe, it is the time to congratulate each other on our achievements, and to start to walk together down the long road ahead.
This issue of the newsletter features a message by the IFRC Secretary General, Bekele Geleta, and interviews with three male leaders of National Societies in the Europe Zone that have signed the gender pledge, who share their views on gender issues and on how gender equality can contribute to the well-functioning of their organisation. This year, we have focused on presenting why top male leaders support and advance diversity and gender in an acknowledgment that change is driven by men and women alike, for mutual benefit.
On the occasion of the launch of the IFRC Strategic Framework on Gender and Diversity Issues for 2013-2020 today, I would like to join the call of our Secretary General on National Societies that have not yet signed the Gender Pledge to do so, and to walk the talk in changing mind-sets and embracing equality.
Director of Europe Zone