March 8 is a day set aside as Women’s Day across the globe to celebrate the milestones made to advance the human potential of women across the globe. To celebrate women’s socio-economical, cultural, and political contribution to a better world.

The month of March also marks the beginning of Women’s History Month across the Globe, which commences March 1 up to March 31. So really, let’s call March the Women’s month.

As we celebrate the 2022 International Women's Day, we are reminded that the goal for this important day is to amplify the gender equality message, to recognise the achievements and contributions of women from different parts of the world, representing different spheres as they work on moving towards building a society free from all gender biases, gender parity, stereotypes, and discrimination.

Today we join the world at large in imagining a gender-equal world. In line with the 2022 International Women's Day theme, we envision a world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all Break the Bias. Today we join the International Women’s Day movement to celebrate women's achievements. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.

For us at the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar, working collaboratively with Jesuits, women work with communities whose voices and lifeways have been marginalised and who may experience an intersection of multiple forms of injustice.

While there are indeed many faces across our ministries, these faces represent the JCAM Secretariat. Collectively continuing to contribute to our mission of the service of faith and the promotion of justice.

We celebrate all the women who work in our various ministries across the continent of Africa as collaborators in the Mission of the Society of Jesus. Happy International Women’s Day.


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