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Liberia celebrates International Women’s Day

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International Women's Day
International Women's Day

MONROVIA-The International Women’s Colloquium begins tomorrow Tuesday, in Monrovia.

The colloquium is part of activities marking International Women’s Day, and international dignitaries are expected to be in attendance.

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has already   declared Wednesday, March 8, as “International Women’s Day.”

A Foreign Ministry release said the Liberian leader has requested the Gender Ministry, other government agencies, civil society organizations and NGOs concerned to execute appropriate programs befitting the occasion

The occasion will   be observed throughout Liberia as a “Working Holiday.”

The day marks the struggle that women around the world have made to gain equality and equal rights and to reflect on the changes and progress that resulted in their international endeavor.

Liberian women will join their counterparts to celebrate International Women’s Day 2017, under the global theme: “Be Bold for Change.

The national theme for the occasion is   Women Bold for Change for a Better World”.

In 1997, the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution 32/142, proclaiming March 8th of each year as International Women’s Day.

 


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