British High Commission mark International Women’s Day in Kenya

International Women’s Day UK High Commission
Susie Kitchens and the British High Commission team in Nairobi celebrates International Women’s Day. Photo: Twitter/UKinKenya

The British High Commission in Kenya have marked International Women’s Day by posting a group photograph of Susie Kitchens and the consular team on social media and reiterating that the “UK is committed to women’s empowerment and leadership, and to integrating gender equality in all of our policy and programme work.”

Proving that actions speak louder than words, they have also shared a video featuring disabled High Commission intern Sarah, who was given the opportunity to become Balozi-for-the-day last month.

Following promises made during last year’s Global Disability Summit, Sarah was invited to join High Commissioner Nic Hailey for a meeting with the UK-Kenya Science and Research Board co-chaired by Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed and she later hosted a lunch at the High Commissioner’s residence in Nairobi.

Video: Twitter/UKinKenya

Sharing the video highlights of Sarah’s day on her own Twitter account, Department for International Development (DfID) Kenya Head Sarah Montgomery said: “Everyone should have the opportunity to reach their potential – inclusion for all is at the heart of our work.”

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