DILI, 13 march 2023 (TATOLI) – The National Parliament today approved november 3 as National Women’s Day.
National Women’s Day was approved with 37 votes in favor, zero against, and 12 abstentions.
“The Bill No. 51/V(5a) on the second amendment of national holidays and official commemorative dates are approved,” the President of the National Parliament, Aniceto Guterres made the comments at the House of Parliament, today.
National Women’s Day will be one of the commemorative days celebrated on november 3 to mark the death of the Timorese heroine and fighter, Maria Tapo, who fought and sacrificed her life for the self-determination and independence of the country.
The purpose of creating the national day is to strengthen the recognition of the role of women in society.
Meanwhile, Internationally, International Women’s Day, celebrated on march 8, was officially recognized by the United Nations in 1975, and is currently celebrated in more than 100 countries. The date symbolizes women’s historic struggle against gender inequality and discrimination around the world.
In addition, the approval of bill No. 51/V(5a) also marked july 4 as the National Day for People with Disabilities.
Journalist: Filomeno Martins
Editor: Nelia Borges