International Women's Day Celebrations: STEP IT UP FOR GENDER EQUALITY

Hon. Deputy Minister of Human Settlements Zou Kota-Fredericks and the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Hon. Ms Noma India Mfeketo will visit Joe Slovo Park to commemorate this year’s International Women’s Day, celebrated annually on 08 March.

In line with the UN theme for this year’s celebrations “Planet 50/50 by 2030: Step it up for gender equality” the event seeks to celebrate women who endeavour to build institutions, systems and processes that promote and protect democracy and good governance, business, human rights with the main focus on women’s rights and the protection of children.

The Deputy Ministers will be accompanied by women activists who were involved in organising the 1956 Women’s March to the Union Buildings and will encourage women to work towards Agenda 2063, with a strong emphasis on aspiration six that seeks to create an Africa whose development is people driven, relying on the potential of African people, especially women and youth, and caring for children.

Details are as follows:

Date: 08 March 2016

Time: 09:00 am

Venue: Marconi Beam Primary School, Joe Slovo Park

For more information contact: Isaac Skhosana 081 495 2222 or Xoliswa Salman 084 293 7617

Press Release Date: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2016