MESSAGE TO WOMEN'S SEMINAR
Africa has accepted the challenge of the modern world and with it come grave responsibilities. Many discouraging hours will arise before the rainbow of accomplished goals will appear on the horizon. African civilization in its potential magnitude must be able to command fortitude, patience, tolerance and diligence. To sustain us in all our tasks we count on the women of Africa. Without their relentless vigilance no aspect of our responsibilities can be attained. Woman’s role has never been so demanding, and you can be proud to answer this call for the betterment and future of mankind.
Ethiopia welcomes you and wishes you God-speed in your deliberations.
Dec. 14, 1960.
Selected Speeches of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie - page 213 –