The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day, “Each for Equal”, emphasises the role of every member of society in achieving collective liberation and lifting others up with a firm belief that “we can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements”.
It also denotes that collectively, we can help create a gender-equal world.
As the annual International Women’s Day is celebrated, women round the globe also celebrate their outstanding achievements – in the social, health, economic, cultural, and political spheres of society – and by so doing, spotlight those who have taken giant strides and left the world better than they met it.
International Women’s Day has become a global movement celebrating unity and strength. It is a reminder to reflect on how far they have come and the necessary action required for breaking the barriers around gender inequality.
As we contend with the brunt of a world fractured by gender inequality perpetuated by patriarchal institutions that are designed in ways that deplatform the gaze, experience, and agency of the woman, it is important not to forget the ones who