Africa’s Women’s Day
Africa’s Women’s Day is held on July 31. This event in the third decade of the month July is annual. Help us
Africa’s Women’s Day is observed annually across the continent on 31 July and is a day earmarked to recognise and affirm the role of women’s organising in achieving the political freedom of Africa and advancing the social and economic status of women on the continent. Women's Day in South Africa is celebrated on 9 August each year and it is a public holiday.
Africa’s Women’s Day was proclaimed as a day to be commemorated during the first conference of the Pan-African Women’s Organization which was held in July 1962 in Dar es Salaam Tanganyika (now known as Tanzania).
Africa’s Women’s Day offers a national, continental and global opportunity to recall and affirm the significant role of African women in the evolution of a strong Pan-African identity, with shared values, objectives and vision for the future, as well as women being key contributors towards achieving Africa’s inclusive growth and sustainable development agenda anchored in the AU vision of an integrated prosperous and peaceful Africa.
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