International Women’s Day and Its Importance

International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the cultural, economic, political, and social achievements of women. It is a day to draw awareness to further advance gender equity internationally. It has been in existence since 1911 and was celebrated on March 19th until 1975 when United Nations celebrated is on March 8, which has been the fixed date till present time.

International Women’s Day takes place annually on March 8, to celebrate women’s rights, achievements, fundraise for female-focused charity and inspire people to act in the ongoing fight for gender equality.

Every year is themed differently to fight different aspects of gender inequity, this year is themed “Break The Bias”. This is to draw awareness to and correct the bias women face in different aspects, both deliberate and unconsciously with the interest to create a more inclusive and gender-equal world.

It is a movement that has drawn attention to so many gender inequality over the
years like challenging gender bias, inequality in the workplace, pay gaps or other prejudices that women face on a daily basis with campaigns like
#ChoosetoChallenge 2021, #EachforEqual in 2020, and #BalanceforBetter in 2019, #PressforProgress in 2018, the 2017 Women’s Day theme was #BeBoldforChange, and the 2016 theme was #PledgeforParity amongst so many more.

As we mark this year’s IWD, we encourage all to choose in spreading awareness
and act on these issues to create a more inclusive world for our daughters, sisters, and mothers. In our own small way, let us choose to “Break the Bias” by showing our support on social media, celebrating the women in our life, fundraise and support for female-focused charity, get people involved in the #Breakthebias campaign including men, encourage, and empower more women.



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