Some Liberian women.
Some Liberian women.

President Boakai Declares Friday, March 8, “International Women’s Day”

The President of the Republic of Liberia His Excellency Ambassador Joseph Nyuma Boakai, Sr., has by Proclamation declared, Friday, March 8, 2024, as “International Women’s Day”, to be observed 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 Boakai 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 2024, under the Global Theme: “INVEST IN WOMEN: Accelerate Progress” and National Theme: “Empower Her, Empower All”. 

The Proclamation further stated that His Excellency, Joseph Nyuma Boakai, Sr., President of the Republic of Liberia will deliver a special message during the indoor program commemorating the day at the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (EJS) Ministerial Complex, Congo Town, Monrovia, commencing at eleven o’ clock ante meridian.

In 1997, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 32/142 proclaiming the 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 the Republic 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.