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Fellow Discusses the Importance of Gender Equality

English Language Fellow Yebalibinga Robinson led a discussion of the importance of gender equality in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Students and teachers discussed how gender equality can promote community and national development.

DRC society is mainly male-dominated and Robinson stressed the importance of creating employment opportunities for women. By including more women in the workforce, the DRC could experience rapid development and growth.

Students participated in an activity where they identified female role models in positions of power such as presidents who they looked up to. Examples of women in political positions in the US and around the world were explored. By the end of the discussion there was a renewed feeling of empowerment among the attendees and one student commented that she could see one of her classmates being president one day.

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