International Women's Day celebrated with Jam!!!!

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The ladies of Dschang, Cameroon celebrated International Women's Day with Jam.........I am overwhelmed, Jam really is making a difference, so proud to be part of the Food for Prosperity Project with Carol Adams x

"As everywhere else in the world, the women of Dschang celebrated with pomp the 33rd International Women's Day. They distributed bags containing homemade jams to the city authorities.

The women occupied The Place of Festivities of Dschang Thursday, March 08, 2018, on the occasion of the celebration of the 33rd International Women's Day. The jams offered to the authorities are the consequence of the workshop of transformation and conservation of fruit and vegetables recently given as part of the activities of Dschang Fete Ses 100 Ans – the centenary celebrations of the town of Dschang and Menoua Region.

The activities took place before the Prefect of the Menoua Department, Balungeli Confiance Ebune who was accompanied by his wife, the 4th deputy mayor of Dschang, amongst others.  This celebration was the highlight of a week of festivities, was a great moment of fellowship between woman and man.

In her speech, Njoua Annette, the president of the Network of Associations for Women and Family of Menoua (RAFFEDEM), put the event in context.

"This day comes from the history of feminist struggles on the European and American continents. On February 28, 1909, a day dedicated to women, called National Woman's Day is celebrated in the United States at the call of the US Socialist Party. Following a proposal by Clara Zetkin in August 1910, the Socialist International of Famous Women on March 19, 1911 the first INTERNATIONAL DAY OF WOMEN and claims the right to vote of women, the right to work and the end of discrimination at the job. Meetings and events are therefore held every year. It was not until 1977 that the United Nations formalized the day, inviting all countries of the world to celebrate a day for women's rights.”"

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