Aspirant for the Sierra Leone Peoples Party in the North America Region has send an aspiring message to her SLPPs compatriot as the world celebrates Women’s Day. Below is the full speech from Mrs. Lulu Luseni-Agba.
March 8, 2021,International Women’s Day Dear SLPP Members Worldwide, As we mark this year’s International Women’s Day–a day we pause to highlight the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women –let me take this opportunity to also recognize the work and achievements of women in SLPP across the globe. This year’s theme,“ #ChooseToChallenge,” underscores the crucial need for women to continue to have a voice and seat at the table where decisions are made to shape society. And it is essential that women have the opportunity to participate fully and to challenge norms that promote gender bias and discrimination. As a party, we are fortunate to have had in our fold in our early years illustrious women trailblazers to inspire us to action on gender and empowerment issues –leaders such as Constance Cummings-John, Patience Richards, Stella James, and Ella Koblo-Gulama, to name a few. And that tradition of inspirational leadership continues today with the tremendous work being undertaken by, among others, the First Lady, Her Excellency Fatima Maada Jabbie Bio and the National Women’s Leader, Madam Fatmata Sawaneh, as well as scores of leaders in every region, district, or branch within and outside of the country. When women are seated at every table where decisions are made or have the opportunity to lead, good things happen. There is positive change; there is transformation and others are inspired to act. So, on this historic day I salute every woman in this Party for their participation and leadership in not only efforts to promote the rights of women and girls but also to help create a society free of gender-based discrimination. As each of you celebrates International Women’s Day and reflects on the ongoing global struggle to achieve more gender equity, I urge you to think of one meaningful way you can make an impact or contribute to those efforts today and beyond. Together we can make a difference! I wish each of you and your loved ones a safe and wonderful International Women’s Day! Mrs. Lucy Luseni Agba Candidate for Women’s Leader, SLPP North America Region