GAIN celebrates International Women's Day 2023

GAIN celebrates International Women's Day 2023

Imagine a gender-equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #EmbraceEquity.

Celebrate women's achievements. Raise awareness about discrimination. Take action to drive gender parity.

International Women's Day (IWD) belongs to everyone, everywhere. Inclusion means all IWD action is valid.

Woman smiling warmly in a crop field

To mark International Women's Day, we have released a series of interviews, videos, and one Interview Cruncher to celebrate the strenuous work of women worldwide to achieve healthier diets for all and ensure equity across all sectors. 


GAIN Interview Cruncher - Embrace Equity

For GAIN & partners, embracing equity and inclusion can have positive impacts on the food systems’ many challenges of ensuring food security and nutrition for a growing population and how to be feeding the plenty, supporting the livelihoods of millions of people working in the food supply chain, and doing so in a sustainable green lens. But the problem we see is that there is not enough data and evidence to prove this. 
For this Interview Cruncher, we would like to introduce you to a series of women who defeated boundaries and created a career for themselves, often in a male-dominated environment. They will discuss how eliminating inequity for women is an ethical imperative. 

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The story of Joana, a vegetable seller in Mozambique

Joana Celestina is a vendor at the central market in Mozambique: "After losing my husband, and with a family to look after, I had to wipe away my tears and battle to provide for my family. I realised I needed to be the breadwinner of the family, and I became a vendor at the Munhava Market in Beira city". 

Read Joana's story

To mark International Women's Day 2023, we have interviewed a few of our female staff members at GAIN.

Find out more about what inspires them and the pieces of advice they would give to the younger generations. 


What inspires you to come to work every day?

My passion and sense of achievement when I accomplish my work and helped the most unreached person in my country.

Read Supreet's interview

Supreet Kaur
Prisca looking ahead and lost in her thoughts


What advice would you give to women starting out their careers?

Believe in yourself, never compromise your values or principles, put in the hard work and more importantly, always be consistent in the quality of work that you deliver. 

Read Prisca's interview


Women will achieve true equality when _______

We (as in everyone) learn to think about and value each other for what each individual can do that is of service to all, not what package we come in.

Read Catherine's interview

Catherine Gee sitting at her laptop and smiling while typing
Joyce wearing a pink blouse and smiling towards the screen


One quality that every woman must admire about herself.

Authenticity! Be you and do you. 

Read Joyce's interview


What advice would you give to women starting out their careers?

Do not feel shy as a woman and be determined to reach your destination.

Read Happy's interview

Happy Dewan smiling and embracing for equity
Jessy's headshot


What inspires you to come to work every day?

The chance to make an impact. It is important that I am part of something that is bigger than myself. 

Read Jessy's interview


What does equity mean to you?

Rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach to address the myriad of issues around us, it is tailor-making solutions that have at their core, the context and realities they seek to address.

Read Grace's interview

Grace smiling warmly to the camera while wearing a white shirt and big necklace
Christina's headshot


Women will achieve true equality when _______

They can get a support system from their employer and family.   

Read Christina's interview


One stereotype women in the workplace are tired of hearing.

One stereotype women in the workplace are tired of hearing is "are you able to do this? Could you go to a field visit? How will you manage your home after getting this job?"  

Read Daina's interview

Daina sitting at her desk in front of her laptop