MARCH 8th 2017 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY:
March is declared as women’s month and women’s achievements and contributions to history and society are celebrated worldwide. Make Every Woman Count (MEWC) as an African woman-led organisation, which serves as a mobilising, networking, information, advocacy and training platform for African women, is launching the project “Women Refugees: Our Journey Into the Unknown..” throughout the month of March to celebrate women’s history and rights.
March 8th is the International Women’s Day. A day for promoting respect and appreciation for women and promoting equal economic, social, and political rights between genders. This year MEWC as part of its Women Refugees project, is planning on dedicating the day for refugees supporters to share solidarity messages.
According to UN’s refugee agency, women and girls make up around 50 per cent of any refugee, internally displaced or stateless population. Eighty-six percent of refugees are hosted by developing countries, with more than 30% in Turkey (2 million), Pakistan (1.5 million) and Lebanon (1.15 million). During 2016, almost 1 million refugees are estimated to have arrived in Europe by sea alone, according to the International Organization for Migration.
MEWC aims to showcase the resilience and survival of what it means to be a refugee. We wish to share our supporting messages for the people who risk everything in the pursuit of a better life in another country.
If you are interested in sharing your support and solidarity with refugees we invite you to send us your message:
- Submit your message to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Style: Your message can be in the form of a video (no more than 30seconds), poem, photo, or short written message (no more than 100 words).
- Deadline: March 6th 2017
We invite you to follow us and join us in our social media on March 8th
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Every girl and woman has a right to a peaceful life. Together, let’s make every woman count!