High Commissioner of Australia – Gita Kamath
This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to the High Commissioner of Australia to South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Angola and Eswatini – Gita Kamath. We discuss some of the landmarks in her career, the enduring links between Australia and South Africa and mutual investment interests. High Commissioner Kamath highlights some of the gender focal priorities of the Australian Government’s Aid Program with 80% of aid investment addressing gender issues and their implementation, as such they invest in enhancing women’s voice in decision making, women’s economic empowerment, and ending violence against women and girls. We discuss some of Australia’s creative mechanisms to promote gender equality and get women to participate meaningfully through initiatives like male champions of change to the panel pledge. High Commissioner Kamath also shares personal journey as an immigrant, the role of education, the resilience of her mother and grandmother as powerful role model and reminds women to support one another – always. Tune in for more….