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Cover Image for Africa's Women's Day Celebration 2024| African Women Rooted in Climate Change Awareness

Africa's Women's Day Celebration 2024| African Women Rooted in Climate Change Awareness

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Event Date: Wednesday, July 31st, 2024

​​Event Time: 17:00 - 20:00 (5 PM - 8 PM) CAT/GMT+2

​​Theme: "African Women Rooted in Climate Change Awareness: Celebrating African Women Leading the Climate Change Revolution."

About Africa’s Women's Day:

​Do you know that Africa’s Women's Day has been in existence since 1962?

​​Do you know that before America had its First female Vice President (after over 244 years of independence), Africa already had 26 Female presidents and Prime ministers?

​​Do you know that Africa had its first Prime Minister (Honourable Elisabeth Domitien, from 1975-1976) before Britain had Margret Thatcher?

​​The Africa's Women's Day Awareness Team (AWD) focuses on raising more awareness about Africa's Women's Day and spotlighting the legacy of African Women, recognizing their visionary, bold, pioneering historical achievements and contribution to Africa and the world at large.​

​Africa’s Women's Day was proclaimed as a day to be commemorated during the first conference of the Pan-African Women’s Organisation (PAWO) which was held in July 1962 in Dar es Salaam Tanganyika (now known as Tanzania).

​​Africa’s Women's Day offers a national, continental, and global opportunity to recall and affirm the significant role of African women in the evolution of a strong Pan-African identity, with shared values, objectives, and vision for the future, as well as women being key contributors towards achieving Africa’s inclusive growth and sustainable development agenda anchored in the African Union (AU) vision of an integrated prosperous and peaceful Africa.

​​PAWO is a representative organization of women on the African continent with five regional offices in all 55 Member States of the African Union.

​​Its objectives, amongst others, are:

  • ​To strive to achieve effective and responsible participation of African women in the socio-economic and cultural development of Africa;

  • ​To pursue the struggle for the representation of women at decision-making levels;

  • ​To fight for women’s empowerment and the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women.

About Africa’s Women's Day Awareness Event 2024:      

How much do you know about Climate Change and its effects? The earth's life-sustaining capacity is diminishing due to human-induced environmental changes, necessitating urgent action. Climate Change poses severe health risks and disrupts ecosystems, prompting a crucial need for heightened awareness and decisive measures. The COP28 meeting held last year in the UAE underscored the global urgency for climate action.

In response to this urgency, the African Union has taken significant strides by formulating the ‘Climate Change and Resilient Development Strategy and Action Plan (2022-2032).’

This plan delineates principles, priorities, and action areas for fostering enhanced climate cooperation and long-term, climate-resilient development, reinforcing the commitments made by African countries under the 2015 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Paris Agreement. The objective of this Strategy and Action plan is to provide support to the most vulnerable communities and groups, addressing their specific challenges in responding to the adverse impacts of climate change.

It also underscores the significance of social inclusion, recognizing the pivotal roles played by African women, youth, and Indigenous People as catalysts for change in shaping and propelling climate responses across various levels.

“African Women Rooted in Climate Change Awareness" stands as a tribute to the extraordinary endeavors of African women leading the charge in climate change awareness and action. Throughout July 2024, from the 1st to the 31st, we will illuminate the collective influence wielded by 31 African women, highlighting their contributions to fostering climate resilience and promoting sustainable practices. In a world grappling for solutions, these women epitomize the resilience and ingenuity deeply embedded in African heritage.

Several key guiding principles of the African Union’s Climate Change and Resilient Development Strategy and Action Plan emphasize the commitment to Leave no one behind and ensure that the initiative is African-led and African-owned. Hence, the Africa's Women's Day Awareness team has undertaken the significant responsibility of shedding light on this paramount theme for this year's awareness celebration.

We are resolute in our commitment to inclusivity, going green, and harmonizing our voices with those of exceptional African women in this realm. Through this event, We aim to enhance awareness about the current climate situation and facilitate impactful conversations, educating more Africans on measures to fortify our climate resilience with the assurance that this will galvanize greater numbers of Africans to undertake meaningful actions.

Nominate and Spotlight an African Woman Making Waves in Climate Change Awareness!

Do you know an African Woman making waves in Climate Change Awareness and Action? Nominate Her Using the Link below using the Link LET's CELEBRATE HER!

​In preceding years, our focus has been dedicated to recognizing the exceptional contributions of African female leaders, with a spotlight on Presidents and Prime ministers in 2021, followed by a tribute to the Unsung Heroines of Africa in 2022. The AWD awareness initiative of 2023 showcased African Female Founders and CEOs, spotlighting the remarkable endeavors of women reshaping the business landscape across the continent. These events successfully illuminated the extraordinary achievements of African women, unveiling hidden gems from all over Africa who have made significant strides.

Distinguished guest speakers from our previous virtual events have included highly influential figures, such as Her Excellency Joyce Banda (First Female President of Malawi), Her Excellency Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (First Female Chair of the African Union Commission), Her Excellency Mrs. Monica Chakwera (First Lady of the Republic of Malawi), Hon. Maria Das Neves (First Female Prime Minister of Sao-Tome and Principe), Her Excellency Catherine Samba-Panza (First Female President of the Central African Republic), and last year, Hon. Grace Kabayo (Secretary of the Pan African Women’s Organization, PAWO), as well as Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (Director General of the World Trade Organization), among other notable personalities. These distinguished women generously shared their insights, experiences, and journeys, inspiring countless individuals across the continent.

​Through our concerted efforts, we have managed to surmount the challenge of limited awareness, effectively engaging numerous individuals across the globe and bestowing upon African women the recognition they rightfully deserve.

​Our ultimate objective is to reframe the narrative surrounding African women, ensuring that our history is communicated accurately while simultaneously inspiring the next generation of Africans.

Why should you attend Africa's Women's Day Awareness Virtual Celebration 2024?

​Given the distinctive context of our African heritage and the significant roles played by African women throughout history, it is crucial to increase awareness about Africa's Women's Day and commemorate its significance, as it presents a valuable opportunity to acknowledge and honor the contributions of African women, as well as an avenue to keep ourselves informed and inspired! Will you not consider being a part of this momentous occasion?

We invite you to join us in this celebration!

​​Registration is free! So bring your family, friends, colleagues, and social media community to register, and celebrate with us!

​​The virtual event broadcasting platform is Zoom. We will also stream live on other social media platforms!

​​With your registration, you will be receiving exciting and “must-know” updates including an updated list of speakers at the event and the final program.

​​Our updates are designed to help you learn more, not just about the event but also about the incredible women we spotlight as well as important facts about our African history.

​​Click on the "Register" button below to be part of this historic event

Wondering What's Next? 

​​While waiting for July 31st you can do the following to help us raise more awareness of Africa's Women's Day.

​​Below are some effortless things you can do:

  1. ​​Register and share the registration link with your network

  2. ​​Register a friend/family member every day

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Join us on this inspiring journey, Let us, as a collective, aspire to cultivate a future firmly rooted in sustainable practices and a shared commitment to our continent and our planet! Let's Take Action!

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​​​#AfricasWomensDay #AfricanUnion #AfricasWomensDay2024 #AWD2024 #ClimateChangeAwareness #AfricanWomenRootedInChange #RootedInChange


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​Your highly dedicated Africa’s Women's Day Awareness - Raising Team