2021 in Review Highlights – January 2022 E-Bulletin
Hello, Happy New Year and Welcome to January’s issue of the E- Bulletin. In this issue we share with you a rundown of the 2021 highlights, and we will also share with you the share opportunities and spaces that continue to shape and contribute to dismantling the status quo and co-creating a just, equal and transformative world for all.
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The year 2021 just like 2020 was a difficult year from different fronts, as we all navigated the pandemic’s lockdowns, curfews, vaccine inequities, work-from-home dynamics and recalibrations of partial re-openings and building forward better. It was also the year where women leaders across the world continued to shatter all manner of systemic ceilings and occupy top leadership and decision-making positions, including the first female head of state in Tanzania, President Samia Suluhu; first female prime minister in Tunisia, Najla Bouden Romdhane, the first ever chief Justice in Kenya, Chief Justice Martha Koome; the first woman and first African to head the World Trade Organization (WTO), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; the first mayor of Johannesburg city in South Africa, Dr Mpho Phalatse, first ever female Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Lesotho, the Reverend Canon Dr. Refiloe Kgabe, first woman appointed as the UN Independent Expert on foreign debt, other international financial obligations and human rights, Prof. Attiya Waris, among a few others.
We are honoured to share with you some of the key moments and highlights that shaped our 2021 at the secretariat and our membership– including spaces we engaged, influenced and disrupted. Click on this link to read more