The “flames” in Action: An 8th of March unlike any other

"Promotion of equality and protection of women's rights by 2020: Taking stock of actions taken, setting the course". This is the theme of this 35th edition.  From 9 February to 8 March 2020, the special week dedicated to International Women's Day was a busy one for the CSPH.

 

"Promotion of equality and protection of women's rights by 2020: Taking stock of actions taken, setting the course". This is the theme of this 35th edition.  From 9 February to 8 March 2020, the special week dedicated to International Women's Day was a busy one for the CSPH. Through a multitude of activities, the ladies of this institution distinguished themselves by their competence and their enthusiasm. It was with a sports walk organised by the Ministry for the Promotion of Women and the Family (MINPROF) that the women of CSPH began their week of activities.

To highlight their civic and charitable actions, donations were made to the Temporary Reception Centre of Hope in the Efoulan neighbourhood. They also took part in an Educative discussion focused on the theme of the year. To conclude their activities, a gastronomic day was held at the HPSF headquarters where they showcased their culinary skills and a football encounter was held between the HPSF Flames and the ladies of the CRTV at the military stadium opposite the National Assembly. A final score of 3 goals to 1 was recorded in favour of the HPSF. Their activities were crowned by the official Marching ceremony held on 8 March at the20 May Boulevard in Yaounde.

They all wore blue dresses embellished with burgundy cloth and a pretty scarf. The women made their presence felt everywhere throughout the parade, as one could hear nearby comments such as "Wow, they look awesome". Simplicity and modesty were the words used to describe the women of the HPSF. They marched with pride and majesty as they walked past an audience of personalities led by the First Lady Chantal BIYA.

All other activities took place in the multi-purpose hall of the headquarters building. During her speech, Mrs. EVOU MEKOU Mathilde Béatrice, Technical Adviser N°1 and Supervisor of the 35th edition of the International Women's Day said "I want to say thank you to all the women of the HPSF because you are brilliant, you are excellent, and you hold a place of honour in the sight of the HPSF". Next, Mr. OKIE Johnson NDOH, The General Manager invited all the women of his institution to "take on more responsibilities, because they are a powerful component of the institution. He also mentioned the fact that the CSPH had more than 74 women among its staff, the majority of whom occupy posts of responsibility. It was worth mentioning that skits, traditional parades, a fashion show, poems and performances marked this festive day.

"Promotion of equality and protection of women's rights by 2020: Taking stock of actions taken, setting the course". This is the theme of this 35th edition.  From 9 February to 8 March 2020, the special week dedicated to International Women's Day was a busy one for the CSPH.

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