The International Day of La Francophonie, celebrated this Saturday, March 20, is an opportunity to put the spotlight on Francophone and resilient women of the world.
This March 20, 2021, a special program will be highlighted on the social networks of the OIFrancophonie to celebrate the International Day of La Francophonie.
This year, this day falls under the theme “Francophone Women, Resilient Women”, in tribute to all the women of the 88 states and governments of La Francophonie, who are struggling on a daily basis, especially during this unprecedented health crisis.
Due to this health context, the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) has chosen to celebrate the International Day of La Francophonie in a virtual format with a rich program.
In this sense, Louise Mushikiwabo will award the Prize of the Five Continents to the 2020 winner, Madame Béata Umubyeyi Mairesse, for her novel “All your scattered children” as well as the mention special to Paul Kawczak for his novel ” Darkness “.
Also on the menu, a special programming of the program “Francophonie, le direct”, around the theme “Francophone women, Resilient women”. The event is moderated by journalist Kareen Guiock, with the participation of the Secretary General of La Francophonie, Madame Louise Mushikiwabo, and punctuated by presentations by various personalities and artists.
Finally, there will be a live broadcast of the concert “Voyage en Francophonie” presented by the Cultural Center of the Lycée Français de New York and the International Organization of Franco-Phonie (OIF) in collaboration with the Center de la francophonie des Amériques. An event to celebrate the diversity of French-speaking voices with the artists Andréanne A. Malette (Quebec, Canada), Yseult (France), Emel (Tunisia), Moonaya (Sequal) and Mino Cinelu (Martinique). An evening hosted by journalist Aline Afanoukoé.