Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana celebrates Pan African Women’s Day, 31 July

Secretary-General of the Pan African Women’s Organisation Pinky Kekana to celebrate Pan African Women’s Day

The Deputy Minister of Communications, Pinky Kekana in her capacity as the Secretary General of PAN African Women’s Organisation (PAWO) will on 31 July 2018 join the Pan African Women’s Day celebrations.

The 2018 Pan African Women’s Day is hosted by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) in collaboration with PAWO under the theme: Celebrating a Legacy of Liberation by the Pan African Women: Taking forward the Struggle for Gender Equality.

The celebrations marks the 56th anniversary since the formation of PAWO and will highlight the achievements and also focus on revitalising PAWO as well as building a progressive women’s movement in Africa.

These celebrations coincide with the 100 years since the formation of the Bantu Women’s League. The following events will be hosted in celebration of the 56 years of PAWO and the 100 years of the Bantu Women’s League:

Members of the media are invited as follows:-

Media programme

Part one – The Women’s Walk: Pan African Women rising � Africa’s Cause Must Triumph

Date: Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Time: 7h00

Venue: Freedom Park in Tshwane

Part two – Colloquium on Building a Strong Women’s Movement in Africa

Date: Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Time: 10:00

Venue: DIRCO Conference Center 1

Pan African Women’s Organisation (PAWO) was established in 1962 to unite African women through the creation of a single platform that promotes an exchange of good practices and initiates joint efforts to support human rights and elimination of all forms of discrimination.

During its 56 years of existence PAWO has played a critical role in mobilising women in the struggles against colonialism and apartheid, and in the development of the continent and the building of a non-sexist Africa. It continues to have an important role in the mobilisation of women and men for the implementation of Agenda 2063, and for the empowerment of women and girls.

Source: Government of South Africa