Dr. Samura Kamara, the leader of Sierra Leone’s All People’s Congress (APC) political party and former presidential candidate for the 2023 election, has lent his voice to the worldwide commemoration of International Women’s Day. In a statement released today, Dr. Kamara underscored the significance of this day, highlighting the remarkable resilience, spirit, and accomplishments of women across the globe.

On this International Women’s Day, we celebrate the indomitable spirit, resilience, and achievements of women around the globe,” Dr. Kamara expressed. He emphasized the importance of reflecting on the progress made towards achieving gender equality while reaffirming the commitment to combatting the systemic barriers hindering women’s full participation in various spheres of life.

Dr. Kamara commended the invaluable contributions of women in shaping societies, driving economic growth, and fostering communities of support and empowerment. He stressed that women, when provided with equal opportunities, have continually demonstrated their ability to lead, innovate, and inspire positive change, from the boardroom to the classroom.

However, amidst the celebration, Dr. Kamara acknowledged the persistent challenges faced by women worldwide. He highlighted issues such as gender-based violence, workplace discrimination, unequal pay, and the underrepresentation of women in leadership roles, which continue to impede progress and undermine the potential of women.

As we celebrate International Women’s Day in Sierra Leone and across the globe, let us pledge to intensify our efforts in championing gender equality and women’s rights,” Dr. Kamara urged. He called for collective support for policies and initiatives aimed at breaking down barriers, ensuring equal opportunities, and empowering women and girls from all backgrounds.

Dr. Kamara emphasized the importance of collaboration in creating a more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable world for future generations. He urged individuals and organizations to turn this International Women’s Day celebration into a call to action to accelerate the voice, legitimacy, and liberties of the girl child.

In Sierra Leone, Dr. Kamara’s message resonates deeply, as the country continues to grapple with various challenges affecting women and girls, including high rates of gender-based violence and limited access to education and economic opportunities. His call for collective action underscores the urgent need for concerted efforts to address these issues and create a more equitable society for all.

As a prominent figure in Sierra Leonean politics and a staunch advocate for women’s rights, Dr. Kamara’s statement carries significant weight and serves as a rallying cry for change. His commitment to advancing gender equality aligns with the broader global efforts to empower women and girls and create a more just and prosperous world for all.

On this International Women’s Day, Dr. Samura Kamara’s message serves as a reminder of the ongoing struggle for gender equality and the collective responsibility to ensure that every woman and girl can fulfill her potential and contribute meaningfully to society.