Women advised on transforming society
The struggle is long, it’s hard but it is possible and we must unite together, we must support one another, we must be willing to learn and listen. Open your opportunities in every single day and appreciate it
Women in different sectors in Uganda have been urged to enhance their capabilities to contribute to the development of the society through working together and availing themselves to perform any role like their male counterparts.
During an online talkshow streamed live Victoria University Facebook page, Sheena Ruparellia, Managing Director Speke Group of hotels highlighted the need for women to engage in transformative change in society.
The theme for the online talkhshow was: “Enhancing Women Capabilities towards development in Uganda”
Sheena noted that women’s struggle to make it in life is long and hard but very possible if they unite and work together.
“The struggle is long, it’s hard but it is possible and we must unite together, we must support one another, we must be willing to learn and listen. Open your opportunities in every single day and appreciate it,” Sheena Ruparelia said.
She added: “I think it’s up to us to change the society, no one is going to do it for us, it is us to work together and togetherness education, willingness, openness and target orientation makes it possible, we can do it.”
Inequality among women according to Sheena is also a big problem and also against race which she says needs to be addressed in order to be able to work together to streamline and share the available opportunities equally.
Other speakers included Uganda Law Society President-elect Phiona Nabasa Wall, Katusabe Ssemwezi, the Academic Registrar Victoria University, Karitas Karisimbi, a Media personality and Malaa Kivila Odera, the Founder & C.E.O Sylmax Consult among others.
The President Elect, Uganda Law Society, Wall Phionah said: “Women need to be looked at as equal as other members of the society. Women should also be willing and available to perform any role they feel they want to be doing.
She added “In terms of development, a woman can be involved in as much as she feels she can. Actually if you look at societies today, there are a number of women in key roles and they have done so much more and some times more than their male counterparts”.