Asmara, 09 March 2023- International Women’s Day, 8 March, has been celebrated at regional levels in the Southern, Southern Red Sea Regions as well as in Sawa under the theme “Eritrean Women-Unwavering and Undertaking Sweats to Cultivate”.
At the occasion conducted in Segeneity at regional level and in which Brig. Gen. Tekle Kiflai, Commander of the Central Command, and Mr. Habteab Tesfatsion, Governor of the Southern Region, as well as other government officials and people’s representatives took part, Ms. Senait Afwerki, head of the National Union of Eritrean Women branch in Southern Region, explaining on the role and participation of Eritrean women in all staged of the Eritrean history, called for reinforced participation and contribution in the implementation of the national development programs.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Habteab Tesfatsion, Governor of the region, called for integrated effort to develop the participation of women in education, vocational training programs and in other sectors.
In the same vein, International Women’s Day has been enthusiastically celebrated in the port city of Assab at regional level.
Ambassador Mohammed-Seid Mantai, Governor of the region, Brig. Gen. Abraham Andom, Commander of Eastern Command, and other officials as well as a number of Assab residents attended the occasion.
Indicating that International Women’s Day is being celebrated at a historical stage in the history of the country, Ms. Sa’adia Ibrahim, head of the union branch in the region, called on women to take advantage of the opportunities being provided and improve their livelihoods.
Similarly, International Women’ Day has been celebrated in Sawa in the presence of the Commanders of the Sawa national service training center and students.
The events of the celebrations featured cultural and artistic performance depicting the day.