WAO, CWA to host first International Women’s Day


The Women’s Affairs Office, in collaboration with the CNMI Women’s Association, will be having its first International Women’s Day this Saturday, March 7, 2pm at the Pedro T. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center in Susupe.

The International Women’s Day will have the theme of “Continuing to Rise: Women Leading Sustainable Development” and is open to the public.

At the mini-women exposition, first lady Diann Torres and Wella Palacios, wife of Lt. Gov. Arnold I. Palacios, will recognize “Woman of Action.” To be recognized as a “woman of action,” the nominee has become the woman she is today and in the position she is in despite going through hardships. The awardee will be nominated by a person who thinks you will be a great candidate, submits your success story, along with your photo. Torres and Palacios will present the award to the chosen recipient.

According to Annamae Adaza, community relations coordinator of the WAO, since the women in the CNMI are diverse, the WAO and CWA invited women from the Filipino community, Chinese community, Chamorro community, Chuukese community, and more to present about their culture and also share signature cuisines that will be shared with the people in attendance.

The event will have a meet-and-greet, traditional displays of arts and crafts from every ethnicity, cuisine tasting, followed by a roadside waving. They will also have performances that includes a Miss Earth fashion show and performances from the Filipino, Chamorro, Chinese, Chuukese, and Japanese communities.

Justine Nauta | Correspondent
Justine Nauta is Saipan Tribune's community and health reporter and has covered a wide range of news beats, including the Northern Marianas College and Commonwealth Health Care Corp. She's currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation and Human Services at NMC.

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