As the world commemorates International Women’s Day on March 8, Speaker Alban Bagbin has extended heartfelt wishes to all women.
Addressing the House after the President’s State of Nation Address on Wednesday, Mr. Bagbin told the ladies in the House that, “I am here for you.”
“Honourable members, today is International Women’s Day. I want to take this opportunity to congratulate all our beautiful ladies here and all ladies in the world for partnering with men to get us this far,” he added.
Speaker Bagbin further entreated women parliamentarians as part of the IWD celebration to reach out to all women.
This, according to him is part of the 30 years celebration of Parliament.
He also urged the men to partner with women in order to make an impact in 2023.
International Women’s Day is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 as a focal point in the women’s rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women.
This year’s celebration is under the theme “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”
It highlights the role of innovative technology in promoting gender equality and meeting the health and developmental needs of women and girls.