PR guru and philanthropist Gina Din Kariuki has been appointed the honorary ambassador by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to fire up the fight for Africa’s girl child’s rights.
The entrepreneur and founder of Gin Din Corporate Communications Company has been strategically chosen to execute a key role in raising awareness of United Nations’ objectives and priorities programmes.
Among the duties will be conveying messages about the funds activities including adolescent girls and women empowerment to the general public.
“I feel deeply honoured to have this opportunity to advocate for gender equality and women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. It’s time for the full and equal participation of women in our social, political and economic world’s to be the norm, not the exception,” said Kariuki.
She was voted among the 100 Most Influential Africans by New African Magazine in 2013 and 2015 and named East Africa’s most outstanding business woman for 2015 by CNBC.
She is also the chairperson of The Gina Din Foundation, which empowers youth and women with great potential by linking them to high achievers and providing them with critical resources.
“Given Gina’s strong commitment to the plight of women and young people in Kenya that are denied basic rights and opportunities that we take for granted, I know that she will be a compelling and eloquent advocate in focusing attention on these and related issues,” said UNFPA Kenya Representative Siddharth Chatterjee.