President Weah Declares Sunday, March 8, 2020 As “International Women’s Day”, To Be Observed On Monday, March 9, 2020

His Excellency President Grorge Manneh Weah
His Excellency President Grorge Manneh Weah
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President George Manneh Weah has by Proclamation declared Sunday, March 8, as International Women Day, to be observed on Monday, March 9, 2020 throughout the territorial confines of the Republic as a Working Holiday.

 

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

 

According to a Foreign Ministry release, President Weah has requested the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, government agencies, civil society organizations and partners and NGOs concerned to execute appropriate programs befitting the occasion.

 

The women of Liberia will join their counterparts to celebrate International Women’s Day 2020, under the Global Theme: “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Right” and National Theme: “Women’s Right for Generational Equality”.

 

In 1997, the General Assembly adopted Resolution 32/142 proclaiming 8th of March of each year as International Women’s Day to be observed by Member States in accordance with their historical and national traditions.

 

The Government of Liberia, being cognizant of its obligation to ensure equal status for men and women in society without discrimination, has ratified the Convention on “The Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women”, reflecting its commitment to gender equality and equity through its national reconstruction and development program.