Friday 11th July, 2014
SEYCHELLES REPRESENTED AT THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RWANDAN LIBERATION DAY
A three-member delegation from the National Assembly headed by Hon. Jeovana Charles attended the Women In Parliaments (WIP) Global Forum, a Summer Summit held in Kigali, last week. Hon. Charles was accompanied by Hon. Murielle Marie and Mrs. Tania Isaac from the Secretariat. The Summit which brought together female parliamentarians from around the globe was one of the many activities planned in Rwanda to commemorate the 20thAnniversary of their Liberation Day.
The Members of the National Assembly gained a comprehensive insight into Rwandan society which is similar to Seychelles: a society founded on values of gender equality and female social, economic and political empowerment. They discussed the role of women in peace, reconciliation and security.
The Members also had the privilege of visiting the Murambi Genocide Memorial Centre-A museum located at the site of the massacre of more than 50,000 Tutsi people which took place on the 21st April, 1994.
The Seychelles delegation attended the 20th Anniversary of the Liberation Day Ceremony as official guests. The Heads of States of South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya and Burundi were also present at the Ceremony.
Haajira Jumaye (Ms)
Public Relations, Communication and Protocol Officer