The 2017 theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, focuses on “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”.
In ‘Whispers of Oman,’ my latest publication about stories of women of the Sultanate of Oman , I asked ‘Galia’ what the biggest change was for the girls in Oman when in 1970 the current leader Sultan Qaboos took over power. Promptly she answered; “Women got education. They work now. Before 1970 they only went to the mosque to study Islam and mathematics for the household. Since 1970, every year on 17th October Oman has his own ‘Omani’s women day.’ “Home can be a silent source of learning and support for a child,’ stated Farha in her story titled ‘Education empowers.’
That’s what local newspapers wrote…
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I like to share the message by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on this International Women’s Day