International women’s day is a global event celebrated annually on March 8 to honour the economic, political, social and cultural achievements and progress made by women across the world. This year is celebrated under the theme “Time Is Now”. #PressforProgress.
Now, more than ever, there’s a strong call-to-action, a call to press forward and progress gender parity. A strong call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues, institutions and communities at large to think, act and be gender inclusive.
International Women’s Day is not specific to any country, community, group or organisation, it cuts across collectively everywhere in the world. As AgriAid SA we stand in solidarity with all the fearless women advocating for gender equality in economically deprived and rights entrapped settings. More especially women in rural and agricultural contexts, of which we as an organisation have been directly involved in shaping and changing their health needs.
Let’s come together and be tenacious in accelerating gender equality for all women collectively. #PressforProgress.
Monene Mamabolo: AgriAid SA CEO