International African Women’s Day is celebrated on Sunday, July 31.
This day dedicated to women from the African continent was established in 1962 and continues its celebrations across the planet.
To better understand the place of African women in Saskatchewan society and the issues they face, Katia St. Jean discusses it with Kazia Katende, president of the organization Daughters of Africa.
For the occasion, Kazia Katende says that African women will be honored by moments of silence, because too many of them have been the subject of hate crimes such as rape, mutilation and even murder.
” This celebration will allow people to come together and thus honor the women, sisters and grandmothers who were victims of these terrible acts. »
She adds that it will also be an opportunity to celebrate the victories of African women, both in Saskatchewan and elsewhere.