Today, on 8 March, women around the globe are again celebrating International Women's Day, highlighting achievements and pointing to challenges and hurdles that are still lying ahead. In spite of much attention and many 8 of March events over the years, women and girls continue to suffer not just discrimination and violence, but also markedly from lower levels of political influence in every part of the world.
"Je pense que les femmes jouent déjà un rôle très important dans la société comorienne. Il y a par exemple beaucoup de femmes cadres que ce soit au niveau privé que public. Cependant, des progrès restent à réaliser dans certain domaine comme la politique, les femmes comoriennes sont très peu représentées dans le domaine de la prise de décision nationale, et ce n’est pourtant pas l’intelligence qui manque".
The European Union Delegation issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Zimbabwe. Today, 9 March 2016, marks the one year anniversary since the abduction of human rights defender and leader of Occupy Africa Unity Square, Itai Dzamara.The EU Delegation is deeply disappointed at the lack of progress in this case. The fate of Itai Dzamara remains unknown and those responsible for his abduction have yet to face justice.
Today we celebrate women. We celebrate their role in society, at work, in our families and lives. We also remember their suffering, hardship and injustice, which for many is still a reality today. It is also true that we must promote gender equality not just today, on International Women's Day, but every day.