Today, African women in the world celebrated their success and also called for more equality.
In 1962, the African Union adopted July 31 to celebrate African women and their accomplishments at different levels of development.
The day has also taken the form of advocacy for women empowerment and the pursuit of equality.
“Today is African Women’s Day. I believe it is a day for us to reflect on the many successes and achievements of the African Woman,” Rebecca Akufo-Addo said in an Instagram post.
“It gives me much pleasure to know that our achievements are immeasurable. Through all spheres of life, we are contributing our quota and not relegating ourselves to the background.”
“We are assuming leadership roles and making a lot of impact wherever we find ourselves. On this day, I encourage you to keep up the good work where ever you may be.”
To the unsung heroines, the First Lady said “You might be unnoticed for now but your effort, in the long term will not be discounted.”
She challenged women to “Keep raising the bar higher, keep learning, growing and do give back when you can.”
“Most importantly, let us learn to support other women. We can achieve so much more when we work together,” she said.
Meanwhile, in the United States, Tennis star Serena Williams also called for equal for between men and women.
Currently, American women are paid 20 percent less than their male counterparts in equal levels of employment. But the gap for African American women is worse: On average, black women make 37 cents less than every dollar a man earns.
She, therefore, called on African women to ensure the close this pay gap.