For International Women's Day, Martine Moïse went to Anse-à-Foleur

The First Lady of the Republic of Haiti, Martine Moïse, commemorated International Women's Rights Day on Tuesday, March 4, 2020, in Anse-à-Foleur, a commune in the district of Saint Louis du Nord, in the North-West department. 

It was a friendly atmosphere, and more than fifty associations from Anse-à-Foleur, St Louis du Nord and Port de Paix participated in the event. 

 "I am from the equality generation: stand up for women's rights" was the international theme for this year.  And our national theme: "Egalite Fanm ak Gason dwe bousòl pou respè dwa Fanm". 

This ceremony was an opportunity for Martine Moise to reaffirm her determination to support the fight for equality and the improvement of the status of women.  

In her remarks, Martine Moïse mentioned the progress made in the fight for gender equality in our country in recent decades, including the decree to condemn violence against women and girls (2005); the electoral decree on the 30% quota for women in municipal elections (2005); the publication of the document on the policy of equality between women and men (2014) and the law on paternity, maternity and filiation (2014). 

She also stressed that the year 2020 will be an opportunity for the international community to evaluate the Beijing Platform and also a five-year milestone in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is also the 20th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. 

To close the ceremony, Martine Moïse shared a dinner with the women and distributed many gifts. They did not hide their feeling of satisfaction at being able to welcome for the first time in their commune, the wife of a president in office.