Pan-African Women’s Day (PAWD) is held annually across the world to celebrate the first Pan-African Women’s Conference and the creation of the Pan-African Women’s Organization in 1962 in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
One year prior to the establishment of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), women Delegations of 14 Independent African countries and 10 National Liberation Movements met at the first Conference of African Women that took place in Dar Es Salaam, Tanganyika, 31 July 1962. The organization that emerged was later called the Pan-African Women's Organization and 31st July was established worldwide as the Day of Women Pan-Africanists or Pan-African Women's Day.
Pan-African Women's Day (PAWD) is a celebration of the militancy, brilliance and empowerment of African women and young people who are leading the global struggle for African revolution. From Los Angeles to Accra, African women and youth are fighting to break free from capitalism and its many forms and manifestations - imperialism, Zionism, racism and neocolonialism. Women and youth are closing highways, leading marches and rallies, building powerful organizations, building and maintaining political and military alliances, facilitating meetings and workshops, delivering speeches that shake the world and take up arms to resist. Africans let the world know: Women's place is in struggle!
"African Women and youth organising for Pan-Africanism in the 21st Century"
- Inemesit Richardson of the All-African Women's Revolutionary Union (A-AWRU) based in Burkina Faso
- Yolian Ogbu from Horn of Africa - Pan-Africans for Solidarity and Liberation from Eritrea
- Adhiambo Kasuku from Revolutionary Socialist League (RSL) in Kenya
- Zakarriyah Kenny from Amilcar Cabral Ideological School Movement (ACIS-M) in Nigeria
Debora Soares da Gama - Member of the União Democrática das Mulheres da Guiné (UDEMU) and All-African Women's Revolutionary Union (A-AWRU)
Thandiwe Chimurenga (A-APRP)
Lutho Nonyukela (Pan-Africanist Congress of Azania - PAC)
Link to register: https://bit.ly/PAWD2021
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