International Women’s Day
Celebrating International Women’s Day
March 8, 2008 – Women from business, NGOs and government met on International Women’s Day under the auspices of the departments of trade and industry and arts and culture, to discuss empowerment of women and ways of fighting against poverty.
The meeting was held at the Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria, and was opened last night by South African Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Guest speakers including government representatives and community leaders addressed an audience of a few hundred women – and a few men – who later broke away into discussion groups, where they were able to make individual inputs.