I got this paragraph from http://womensdayuganda.org/?page_id=488
Uganda is one of just 27 countries where International Women’s Day is an official, public holiday. Both men and women have the day off from work and participate in events, such as the IWD Festival Uganda, to celebrate women. The IWD Festival aims to bring together women from every culture and walk of life to celebrate all that women have to offer. Each year the Festival embraces a theme. This year the event will focus on: 50 years of Independence in Uganda….How independent is the Ugandan Woman? – A retrospective of the past 50 years, present and future.