Enterprise URWIBUTSO, a renowned company in agro-processing industry in Rwanda, yesterday joined the Gender Equality Seal Certification programme which aims to institutionalize gender equality and accountability in the private sector.
While introducing the programme to the Entreprise, the Chief Gender Monitor, Rose Rwabuhihi said that Rwandans made three choices including being accountable. “We therefore work with partners and stakeholders to ensure that the gender equality principle is respected in all sectors including the private sector” the Chief Gender Monitor added.
As per its objectives, the Gender Equality Certification Programme supports private sector companies to establish gender equality and accountability systems in the workplace through eliminating gender pay gaps, promoting women’s role in decision making and enhancing work life balance.
The programme also supports private sector companies to enhance women’s and men’s access to non-traditional jobs, fight sexual harassment in the workplace, and promote the use of inclusive and non-sexist communication.
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“We already have different initiatives of promoting gender equality and empowering women both within the company and surrounding community, and this programme will obviously help our enterprise streamline its gender promotion initiatives, he added.