July 18th is Nelson Mandela International Day, an annual international day in honor of Nelson Mandela. This year marks 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela and the centenary is an occasion to honor his devotion to fighting poverty and social justice for all.
The Liaison Office of South Africa hosted its centenary celebration of Nelson Mandela at the Tzu Chi Foundation in Taipei. The Mission marked this event in conjunction with the Women’s Day celebration on August 9th. August 9th marks the day of the great women’s march of 1956 in South Africa and Nelson Mandela was a tireless advocate for the empowerment of women and girls.