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International Women’s Day, declared public holiday.

Photo Gallery International Women's Day, declared public holiday.

Government has declared the International Women’s Day which falls on March 8 as an official public holiday effective this year.

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services Permanent Secretary Emmanuel
Nyirenda disclosed this in a Press Statement made available to ZANIS this evening.

Mr. Nyirenda said the decision was arrived at during a Cabinet meeting held on March
5, 2007 following a recommendation by the Minister of Gender and Women Development.

He said Zambian women have been advocating for the declaration of the International
Women’s Day as a public holiday just like Youth Day is observed as a holiday.

This year’s International Women’s Day will be commemorated under a global theme that
is,”Ending impunity for violence against women.”

The national theme is, “Zero tolerance to violence against women in Zambia.”

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