International Women’s Day celebrated across United Kingdom
On Saturday 4th March 2017, Eritrean women in Manchester and Nottingham (showed their solidarity) celebrated the International Women Day in a variety of cultural activities, music poetry and other presentations. ” Women: Guarantors of Sovereignty and Development” became the resounding message of the moment in all the celebrations conducted.
The celebrations in, Nottingham and Manchester portray the great admiration and respect all Eritreans have for their gallant mothers and sisters. The celebrations in Manchester began with a moment of silence in remembrance of those who gave their lives for Eritrea’s freedom. Following that, Mrs. Segen Abraham, Chair person of NUEW- Manchester Branch welcomed everyone and presented the official NUEW statement on the occasion.
Representative of National Associations also congratulated the Eritrean women for all the hard works and outlined the many achievements made and challenges faced by the Eritrean women in the struggle to build a new nation based on equality and progress.
Speaking at the celebration in which invited guests and hundreds of citizens took part, Mr. Saleh Abdella, 1st Secretary, Head of Administration & Finance, of the Embassy of the State of Eritrea to UK & Ireland, highlighted the unparalleled contribution and heroism manifested by the Eritrean women in achieving the independence of the country, national development and safeguarding the nation’s sovereignty. He also congratulated the NUEW for its decisive role in building a new Eritrea leading based on gender equality.
Mr. Saleh Abdella, further explained the special importance of this year’s International Women’s Day as it is being held at a time when Eritrean nationals inside the country and abroad have demonstrated their unity, resolve and determination, taking concerted action through strengthening their organizational basis and capacity in a bid to render the hostilities against Eritrea a further blow.
Also at the celebrations held in Manchester, members of the NUEW branch asserted that the Day plays significant role in assessing the achievements and the challenges of the struggle waged by women to ensure their rights and roles in the Eritrean society. On the occasion veteran founders of the NUEWs used this celebration to pass on the torch to Eritrea’s new generation of women as a symbol of the need to transfer the basic values as cultural heritage.
Poetry, with music by Eritrean artists entertained the guests all night.