Women prepare to Mark 100 Years of Women’s Day

NAIROBI, Issue 005, March 1, 2011 (CISA) –The Association of Sisterhoods of Kenya Justice and Peace Commission (AOSK-JPC), has organized an event as a precursor for upcoming International Women’s Day (IWD)on March 8.

Sr Jane Joan of AOSK-JPC told CISA that on March 5, there will be a procession from the Freedom Corner in at 9.00am and later a forum to be held at 10am at the Holy FamilyBasilica in Nairobi.
This year’s IWD theme is: “Equal Access to Education, Training, Science and Technology: Pathway to decent work for women.”
According to AOSK-JPC, today in Kenya, thousands of women are challenged by terrible poverty, which has resulted in lack of adequate food, shelter, housing, education and employment.
The AOSK-JPC believes that there are many reasons to celebrate and that both men and women need to recognize the fact that securing peace and social progress and the full enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms require the active participation, equality and development of women.
The organisation also said that both men and women must seize the opportunity to unite, network and mobilize each other for meaningful change.
The first IWD was marked for the first time in March 8, 1911. More than one million women and men attended IWD rallies campaigning for women’s rights to work, vote, to be educated and to hold public office.

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