Activities to mark the 31st International Women’s Day in the Centre Region were launched at the Regional Delegation of Women’s Empowerment and the Family in Yaounde. The regional launch came on the heels of the national in Bertoua on Thursday, February 25, 2016.
The day was marked by a meeting with women of all walks of life. Speaking at yesterday’s ceremony, the Regional Inspector in charge of Devolved Technical Services in the Governor’s Office, Léonard Mani, said the theme for this year was a call for women from all walks of life to be involved in the celebrations and for equal rights to be given to men and women. He said women’s empowerment does not mean disobedience in the marital home or rejection, but the ability of women to take care of their well being. Léonard Mani therefore called on the participants to pay attention to various lectures for their own good.
The women discussed and shared ideas and experiences on topics such as “Women, Industry and Artisan,” “Women and ICTs,” “Women, Traditions and Liberty,” and “The Experience Of The Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and the Family In The Empowerment Of Women.” Others were “Women, Peace, Security And Violence Against Women,” and “The Legal Instruments Of The Rights Of Women,” among others. They also listened to tips on mother and child health, the fight against climate change, the socio-economic integration of the girl child and food supplements.