Celebrating International Women’s Day around the World
International Women’s Day creates an opportunity for women and their allies around the world to celebrate the achievements we’ve made towards gender equality. Here is how Women for Women International celebrated this day around the world.
In Nigeria, festivities started on March 6th and lasted three full days. Bukola Onyishi, the Nigerian country office director, and program participants hosted local government officials, professors from the University of Jos, and community members as they marched through the streets wearing all white, performed skits and songs, gave presentations, and organized a debate about women’s rights.
350 women and many men from the community attended the Nigerian country office’s celebration. Bukola says that they continued to celebrate women’s rights even after the official day had passed.