International Women’s Day is a global event celebrated annually on the 8th of March. It is a day that recognizes and celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women all over the world. This day is also a reminder of the ongoing struggle for gender equality and women’s empowerment.
International Women’s Day 2023 comes at a time when the world is still grappling with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has brought to light the existing inequalities and challenges faced by women in all spheres of life, including the workplace, healthcare, education and politics. This year’s theme is “Choose to Challenge,” which encourages individuals to challenge gender bias and inequality in all its forms.
On this International Women’s Day, it is important to reflect on the progress that has been made towards gender equality and the work that still needs to be done. In recent years, there has been a global movement towards gender equality, with more women being represented in leadership positions, increased awareness of gender-based violence and greater access to education and healthcare services.
However, there is still a long way to go. Women continue to be underrepresented in politics and leadership positions, face pay gaps and discrimination in the workplace and are disproportionately affected by poverty and violence. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these inequalities and made it even more urgent to address them.
We can all do our part by supporting women owned businesses, advocating for gender equality and supporting organizations that work towards women’s empowerment. We must continue to challenge gender bias and inequality and work towards creating a world where women have equal opportunities and access to resources.
Join us on Wednesday in recognizing International Women’s Day by wearing purple.