President Weah Declares Monday, March 8, International Womenís Day

His Excellency George Manneh Weah
His Excellency George Manneh Weah
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President George Manneh Weah has issued a Proclamation declaring Monday, March 8, 2021 as International Women’s Day to be observed throughout the territorial confines of the Republic as a Working Holiday.

According to a Foreign Ministry release, the women of Liberia will join their counterparts around the world to celebrate the International Women’s Day 2021, under the Global Theme: “Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World” and the National Theme: Women in Leadership: Breaking Down Barriers in the Dispensation of a COVID-19 World.”

 

The significance of the day is in recognition ofthe 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.  

 

The Proclamation, therefore, requests the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, government agencies, civil society organizations, partners and NGOs concerned to execute appropriate programs befitting the occasion.

 

The Government of the Republic of Liberia, 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 programs 


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