IWD: The other 364 days

As the calendar turns to March 8 each year, the world comes together to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD). It’s a day marked by rallies, events, and discussions, all aimed at celebrating the achievements of women and advocating for gender equality. But as the sun sets on this day, it’s crucial not to let the spirit of IWD fade away with it. We must carry its significance throughout the rest of the year.

IWD commemorates the tireless struggle for women’s rights throughout history. It honours the courageous women who fought – and continue to fight – against discrimination, inequality, and injustice. From the suffragettes who fought for women’s right to vote, to the activists who advocate for reproductive rights and gender equality today, International Women’s Day is a testament to the power of collective action and solidarity.

Celebrating IWD is a reminder of the progress that has been made, but also the work that remains to be done. While there have been significant advancements in women’s rights and gender equality, gender-based discrimination and violence persist in various forms worldwide. Women continue to face barriers in accessing education, healthcare, economic opportunities, and leadership positions. Therefore, International Women’s Day serves as a call to action to address these systemic inequalities and strive for a more inclusive and equitable society for all.

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