Celebrating the past, present and future women of Eritrea

International Women's Day, Eritreans in Denver

Each woman was recognized for their contributions to the community as well as to their country.

By Denver Community

On March 8, 2014 the Denver community and friends of Eritrea gathered to celebrate International Women’s Day. The venue was decorated in old photographs of past women soldiers and colorful decorations to symbolize the beauty of our women.

Speeches were given by PFDJ & NUEW acknowledge the support and hard work by the women within the Denver Community.

YPFDJ/HIDRI recognized the women of the community by giving a short speech followed by a surprise dance performance to Saed Berhanu’s song “Hamade”. During the performance each woman was given their own flowers. They were then asked to join the performers on the dance floor, and we danced in their name together. Each woman was recognized for their contributions to the community as well as to their country.

The special occasion was also celebrated by friends of Eritrea. These guests joined in the celebration by dancing throughout the night. Everyone truly seemed to enjoy themselves.

This weekend we celebrated the women of our past who fought alongside the men in order for us to be liberated. We celebrated the women of the present, who worked alongside the men of our country to build it to what it is today. And lastly we celebrated the women of our future who must continue to carry out the history of Eritrea and to continue to carry on the legacy of our people.

Awet N’hafash

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