Women in arts call for gender equality

Cases of gender discrimination and inequalities are still persistent in the country as women cry foul over exclusion on the basis of gender in some sectors of the economy.

Pieces of legislation have been put in place to promote gender equality in the country, although women are still left out in the arts industry.

Chief among other concerns include societal misconception that women in showbiz are of loose morals.

Some of the female musicians said promoters should not discriminate women in the music industry especially when it comes to major events that feature international artists.

Meanwhile, women in arts have joined hands in the fight against gender discrimination in the industry with a show that is meant to promote local female musicians and place them on the global stage.