PAWO seeks recognition for African women leaders

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PAWO seeks recognition for African women leaders


The president of the Pan African Women's Organisation (PAWO), Assetou Koite, says Africa must recognise and honour the contribution of women to the decolonisation of the continent and take action to advance gender equality.

Our continent historically has been blessed with numerous female revolutionaries. Moreover, what is evident is that PAWO has become a transnational feminist movement. This movement has been instrumental in forging international consensus on a rights-based approach to women's rights,” Koite said on Tuesday, 31 July.

She was speaking at the 2018 Pan African Women’s Day held at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) in Tshwane. The event was hosted by 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’.

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