Yes! It’s a fact — women make the world a better place. And it’s not only the ‘eating from bowl cereal lovers’ that think so (see part I), because today countries all
over the world come together to celebrate women.
International Women’s Day has been marked on March 8th since the early 20th century and is considered as a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women. It has been said that International Women’s Day tells the story of ordinary women as makers of history. It is rooted in the centuries-old struggle of women to participate in society on an equal footing with men.
Today women world all over are being recognised for their contributions to a better world. And I’m proud to mention that Zambia has been doing pretty well in this area. Zambian Tourism Minister, Honourable Catherine Namugala recently won the 2010 African Tourism Minister-of-the-Year Award. This highly acclaimed prestigious award was presented to her by Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group. The Africa investor (Ai) Tourism Investor Awards were created to showcase to the rest of the world Africa’s opportunities and achievements in the tourism sector.
Unfortunately we can’t all receive huge trophies for our contributions to the world but it’s good to know there is a special day for all women to look back and be appreciated.
This year’s Women’s Day theme is “Equal rights, equal opportunities: Progress for all.” Wishing all women worldwide a truly memorable women’s day! I can’t say it better than Louise Otto, “The history of all times, and of today especially, teaches that women will be forgotten if they forget to think about themselves.”
Posted by Nambeye Katebe on 08/03/10