One (1) 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 PAIGC was represented. The Pan-African organization that emerged was later called the Pan-African Women's Organization and 31st July was established as Day of Women Pan-Africanists. The PAIGC always had a resident representative at the Main Headquarters of PAWO and was an active member during the 1960s and 1970s.
The Political-Ideological School of the Party in collaboration with UDEMU (PAIGC Women’s Wing) Commemorated Pan-Africanists Women’s Day, Saturday 30 July 2016 dedicated to our immortal comrade Carmen Pereira.
Presentation of PAWO origins and objectives and brief biographies of pan-africanist: Carmen Pereira, Teodora Inacia Gomes, Francisca Pereira, Titina Sila, Aua Cassama, Jeanne Martin Cisse, Mbalia Camara, Yaa Asantewaa, Queen Nzingha, Josina Machel, Canha N’tunge, and Mawina Kouyate.
As a dedication to our immortal comrade Carmen Pereira, the historic video-presentation of Carmen Pereira given on 25 May 2016 – African Liberation Day), one week before her physical transition to eternity) at the PAIGC National Headquarters).
A young woman militant of the PAIGC presented it orally as well. We also read the Tribute to Carmen Pereira by Cuban Ambassador to Guinea-Conakry (1965 – 1974), comrade Oscar Oramos.Comrade Francisca Pereira, representative of the PAIGC to PAWO when headquartered in Algeria, gave a presentation on PAWO and Carmen Pereira.
Solidarity statements from various women’s organizations were read and slides projected. Messages were given by UDEMU.