Women’s Day Message from the Acting HOD, Prof N.J. Bila

Posted on August 08, 2023

As we approach Women's Day, it is essential to take a moment to recognise and celebrate the incredible contributions women make to our academic community and beyond. Your dedication, expertise, and commitment to shaping the minds of our future professionals in social work and criminology are truly commendable.

In a field that often grapples with complex societal issues, your presence as a female lecturer brings a unique perspective and strength that enriches the learning experience for our students. Your expertise not only nurtures their academic growth but also instils in them the values of empathy, compassion, and social responsibility that are vital in addressing the challenges faced by vulnerable populations.

Your roles extend beyond just imparting knowledge; you serve as role models and mentors, inspiring the next generation of female professionals to pursue their aspirations and break barriers in traditionally male-dominated fields. Your success is a testament to the heights that can be achieved through hard work, resilience, and a passion for making a difference in the lives of others.

As we celebrate Women's Day, let us reflect on the historic struggles faced by women and draw strength from the legacy of those who came before us. Your position as a female lecturer in this department is a manifestation of progress and equality, and it is a reminder that we must continue to strive for a more inclusive and equitable society.

While we acknowledge the progress made, we also recognise that challenges persist. In this regard, let us renew our commitment to supporting and empowering each other. By fostering an environment of collaboration and mutual respect, we can collectively overcome obstacles and achieve even greater heights of excellence.

Remember that your contributions extend far beyond the walls of the classroom. Through your research, community engagement, and advocacy efforts, you play a vital role in shaping public policy and driving positive change in our society. Your dedication to research and the pursuit of knowledge is essential in expanding the frontiers of Social work and Criminology, leading to more informed and impactful interventions.

As we celebrate Women's Day, let us also celebrate each other. Take pride in the unique strengths and qualities you bring to the table. Together, we can create an empowering and supportive community that uplifts all its members. Your presence as a female lecturer in the Department of Social Work and Criminology is truly invaluable. On this Women's Day and every day, we extend our deepest gratitude for the exceptional work you do in shaping the minds and futures of our students. Your commitment to excellence, compassion, and positive change is an inspiration to us all. Let us continue to uplift and motivate each other, as together, we create a brighter and more inclusive future.

Happy Women's Day!

Prof NJ Bila

Acting Head- Department of Social Work and Criminology

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