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International Womens Day 2015

13 March 2015

Practical Action staff and programmes around the world celebrated International Womens Day, 8 March 2015.

Sudan

On 8 March 2015, under the theme of “Empowering Women, Empowering Community”, the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) - in collaboration with the North Darfur State’s Committee for Resolution 1325 on Women and Practical Action - celebrated the International Women’s Day in El Fasher, North Darfur.

The day was celebrated by performing drama, songs from local artist and recognising of guests of honour. Muna Eltahir, Practical Action's Sudan Country Director representing the international NGOs, spoke at the event. Speaking at the celebrations, the State Governor thanked Practical Action for being the best organisation with the best impact especially working with women. Practical Action is supporting and empowering Women Development Association Network (WDAN). The women members exhibited their produce from rural Elfasher.

Likewise, on 9 March 2015, the IWD was celebrated in Shagra village with drama, songs, speeches, exhibition and open theatre performance amidst more than 200 women, girls, boys and men from more than four nearby villages.

Nepal

International Womens Day was celebrated in Doti district of Far-Western Nepal amidst top government officials including Chief District Officer, Local Development Officer, Superintendent of Police, District Chief Justice, District Women Officer etc. by recognising and honouring the women beneficiaries from Practical Action’s projects and partner organisations.

During the event, jointly organised by Practical Action and District Women Office of Doti, eight women farmers, two women farmer’s groups and one local partner NGOs were honoured. The awardees received gift along with certificates of appreciation. In addition, 30 women farmers invited to the event were presented bags with vegetables seeds.

Blogging for International Womens Day

Our staff wrote a series of special blog posts throughout the day ...

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