International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrates the incredible achievements of women around the world and offers an opportunity for all of us to reflect on the remarkable women in each of our lives – our Mothers, Grandmothers, Daughters, Sisters, Aunties, Cousins, Colleagues and Friends.
IWD offers us another opportunity to strengthen our commitment to ending Gender-Based Violence, to be courageous and fight with even more determination for the rights of women and children, to challenge the negative perception that women cannot be in leadership positions and to showcase the undeniable (and often untapped) potential of Swazi women and girls.
“It is critical that we not only nominate women but that we vote them into Parliament, as well.”
On March 8, 2018, the Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) – Hon. Senator Paul Dlamini officially opened International Women’s Day with the theme focusing on ensuring that we leave no women behind in political and decision-making positions, particularly this year with upcoming elections.
“It is critical that we not only nominate women but that we vote them into Parliament as well,” emphasized the DPM.