08 March 2019

Although our Namibian Women's Day falls on 10 December, most of the world celebrates this important day on 8 March. This year the global celebration takes place under the theme "Think equal, build smart, innovate for change."

Namibia has made great strides in the way women are represented in our Parliament at the decision-making level, with the Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, Deputy Prime Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah and various female ministers and deputy ministers occupying 48 seats out of 104 in the National Assembly. This puts Namibia in the 10th rank among African countries that strive for equal female representation in political structures.

Namibian female ambassadors, such as Monica Nashandi in the United States, are one of many women who continue to positively represent our country abroad, but it is the everyday women in Namibia that deserve to be recognised today. The women who wake up every morning to contribute to our country's economy and feed their children despite the challenges that come with being a woman.

We at Namibia Publishing House and Macmillan Education Namibia acknowledge the immense contributions, sacrifices and achievements Namibian women have made and continue making every day, especially in the education sector. We wish you all a wonderful month ahead!