Nelson Mandela Foundation

International Women’s Day 2008

Celebrating International Women’s Day

March 8, 2008 – Women from business, NGOs and government met on International Women’s Day under the auspices of the departments of trade and industry and arts and culture, to discuss empowerment of women and ways of fighting against poverty.

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Photo gallery: International Women's Day 2008

The meeting was held at the Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria, and was opened last night by South African Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Guest speakers including government representatives and community leaders addressed an audience of a few hundred women – and a few men – who later broke away into discussion groups, where they were able to make individual inputs.