Preparations Finalized to Mark Women’s Day

Preparations have been finalized to mark March 8 at national level with several events, including a discussion on peace that involves over 1,500 participants drawn from all parts of the country, Women and Children Affairs Minister Demitu said.

In a press briefing she gave today, Demitu Hambissa stated that the ministry has conducted different public movements in relation to the activities to be conducted on the day.

According to her, over 3.5 million women that have managed to save close to 9 billion birr last Ethiopian year through the ministry and the Federal Cooperative Agency will be organized in clusters to later operate in agro-business and manufacturing.

She indicated that the discussion, which will involve the participants drawn from all over the country, will discuss about the role of women in sustaining peace in the country.

As side events, blood donation and city cleaning campaign will be carried out with the view to promoting the nation's ambition to create a beautiful and clean city, it was learned.

This year Women's Day will be marked for the 42nd time under the theme "Time is now: Rural and urban activists transforming women's lives."

Addis Ababa March 01/2018/ENA