Conference: International Women’s Day #Congo

On March 13, 2021, in Congo Brazzaville – precisely in the city of Pointe-Noire – a conference was held for the occasion of International Women’s Day.
The conference was supported, organized, and directed by the Association of Youth and Students for Peace with the theme, “The Role of Women in the Creation of a Sustainable Culture of Peace.”

It aimed to sensitize women to play their roles in creating a culture of peace through emphasizing the necessity in taking more positive actions, training themselves, and assuming charge of their emancipations. Resultantly, the aim is to inspire women in being capable of admitting their shortcomings, undertaking education and training, and embrace fundamental positions in an association, city, or country.

In addition to the presentations, three panelists conferred various concepts based on the theme. The generality was mainly addressed to women but in fact concerns all citizens. The program took part at 2:30pm – 5:30pm with thirty-five people physically present and more than one hundred people following virtually on Zoom, Facebook, and Youtube.

Mr. Jérémie Claude, President of the Siloé Group; SE Michel Bounda, the Chairman of FPU Pointe-Noire; and Rev. Maixent Milolo, the Leader Pointe-Noire, gave remarks explaining the importance of the day. Next, the Secretary-General of IAYSP Congo, leader Yannick Kasongo, delivered a welcoming message and presented the association for nearly twenty minutes.

Introduced by the Master of Ceremonies, the leader Ferdinand Elenga, the panelists began their presentations. The first panelist was the General- Secretary of the Siloé Group, Miss Carlov Ovoundard, who developed the theme, “The consequences or influences of women’s actions in society.”
The second panelist was the President of the Association Sportive la Colombe, Mme Nadège Bissila, who spoke on the theme, “Why involve women in the process of consolidating peace.”
The third and last panelist, the President of the Women’s Federation for World Peace, Ms. Lydia Zodji, explained about, “Peace begins with me.”

To move towards the end, the Vice-President of IAYSP Congo, Mrs. Carine Moudiongui, read the message from UN Women on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2021. The President of IAYSP, H.E Yvan Loko, provided the closing words and presented his thanks to everyone for their involvement in the conference’s success. The ceremony came to a close with three cries of victory delivered by the Master of Ceremonies, family photos, and refreshments.