Empowering Women. Creating Change
Speaking at the briefing at the Riverside Hotel, Mrs Universe 2017 hosting director: Africa and Durban resident Tracey-Anne Aggett emphasised the event’s theme, Empowering Women. Creating Change: “Every aspect of this event is geared towards connecting countries from around the world so we can fight the global crisis of gender-based violence, child abuse and human trafficking. We want to stand with one voice with every victim and at the same time educate young women about their rights. All the contestants have their own inspiring stories of overcoming vast challenges to achieve phenomenal things. We are using Mrs Universe as the platform to share this message that despite challenges and setbacks, women can go on to achieve, both on a personal and professional level, making meaningful contributions to their respective communities.”
eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede will lead the #OneVoice march on 30 August from King Dinizulu Park to the Durban City Hall. Simultaneous peaceful protests will be held across the world. Mrs Universe contestants from Zimbabwe, Nigeria, India, USA, Ukraine, North Asia and Gibraltar, to name a few, have organised #OneVoice marches in their home countries to coincide with the Durban event. Interest groups and individuals from around SA who cannot travel to Durban will be hosting their own #OneVoice activations on a smaller scale.
Tickets for the Mrs Universe 2017 World Final on 2 September 2017 are available at Computicket. For more information, visit www.mrsuniverse2017.co.za, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 072 106 2564.
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