International Women's Day - 8 March 2016
“Step it up for gender” is 2016’s official United Nations Women theme for International Women’s Day (IWD).
In the run-up to the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), education unions, women leaders and Educational International (EI) member organisations, of which NAPTOSA is a member, ensured that gender equality issues were not overlooked amongst the chosen targets and indicators that will measure the attainment of the education goals by 2030.
As the world begins the task of implementing the new SDGs, NAPTOSA President, Dr Anthea Cereseto, has placed the development of women leadership high on NAPTOSA’s agenda, given that 70% of NAPTOSA members are women. NAPTOSA women have been, and continue to be, the driving force behind our professional activism, demanding quality education and better working conditions for our members. Women‘s active participation in union matters cannot be underestimated for its significance to our movement.