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Congo-Brazzaville celebrates women's day

Congo-Brazzaville celebrates women's day

Congo-Brazzaville celebrates women's day

the world commemorates March 8 each year the  international women's rights day. In Congo-Brazzaville, this day was celebrated on the theme "Congolese women, peace and the electoral process amid coronavirus pandemic.

Congo-Brazzaville celebrates women's day

The official ceremony commemorating the 111th international day of women's rights took place in Brazzaville. , in the presence of the Minister for the Promotion of Women and the Integration of Women in Development Jacqueline Lydia Mikolo, representatives of United Nations organizations and women's associations meet for the occasion.

United Nations agencies resident coordinator in the Congo, Chris Mburu said  "the majority of countries, the women's rights are still violated, that is why world leaders must get involved in the protection of the women's rights." He encouraged the Congo in his fight for the women's rights, in this country where the enrollment rate of girls rose to 97% between 2015 and 2019, he said.

Jacqueline Lydia Milkolo said "the advent of the new Republic, the Congo experienced an increase in the number of women occupying high positions in the state. The Congo has made great strides in protecting women's rights.The law in article 29 of the Congolese constitution guarantees the right to education of the young girl. Jacqueline Mikolo acknowledged that much remains to be done to effectively guarantee the women's rights in the Republic of the Congo.

 

The International Women’s Day was first observed as a popular event after 1977 when the United Nations General Assembly invited member states to proclaim March 8 as the UN Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace.