Namibia hosts Pan-African women’s regional secretariat

Female delegates from Southern African countries such as Malawi, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Mozambique on Monday started a two-day secretariat meeting in Windhoek, Namibia.

The Pan-African Women’s Organization-Southern African Regional Office (PAWO-SARO) brought together African women’s organisations in a single platform to share good practices and seek joint action to promote human rights and gender equality, organizers said.

At the official opening, PAWO-SARO Executive Secretary Eunice Iipinge said the organization has enabled sustainable progress to be made concerning women’s rights and recognition of their role in society, working with other international women’s organizations.

“Our continent historically has been blessed with numerous female revolutionaries,” she said, adding that
PAWO has became a transnational feminist movement “instrumental in forging international consensus on a rights-based approach to women’s rights.”

PAWO was founded in Tanzania in 1962, one year before the founding of the Organization of African Unity (now the African Union). Enditem


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