International Women’s Day (IWD), observed on March 8, is a global celebration of women’s social, economic, cultural, and political accomplishments.
It also serves as a rallying cry for greater gender equality.
#EmbraceEquity is the theme of IWD 2023, emphasizing the importance of gender equity in all aspects of society.
The day is significant because it allows us to reflect on how far we have come as women in society while also recognizing how much more work remains to be done to achieve true gender equality. It also enables us to recognize and appreciate the contributions of women in various fields and sectors, as well as to inspire and empower one another.
Women are not yet economically equal to men on the African continent, for example, but when given the opportunity to participate in economic activity, they have a significant impact on their families and communities.
Speaking on the theme for 2023’s International Women’s Day, Favour Benson, Executive Director of Jashabel Touchaheart Foundation (JTAH Foundation), a human rights activist for women and girls in Nigeria, said that equity is an essential factor that Nigerian society lacks.
“Many women are delighted to witness today, March 8, International Women’s Day, to celebrate our women, despite the challenges faced in every part of the world.
The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day, #EmbraceEquity, is crucial because equal opportunities for men and women are difficult to achieve in Nigeria.
Regardless of how difficult things get, many women have never given up or shied away from their responsibilities, yet women are left out of so many things.
We need to remind ourselves as women of our importance, of the importance of equal opportunities, that we are not alone, and that we must stand firm on equity.
Today, we urge the government to include more women in national affairs; women must be given a chance!
Any opportunity we get to be enlightened or to educate ourselves please let us grasp it. Mrs. Benson stated this in an interview with Solin and Touchaheart reporters. “Growth is important, get better at what you do, and most importantly, don’t neglect yourself, intentionally take care of yourself,” she said.
We can all challenge gender stereotypes, speak out against discrimination, call out bias, and seek inclusion. It is critical to distinguish between equity and equality.
Equity is a must-have, not a nice-to-have.
The theme for this year, #EmbraceEquity, is very timely. We believe that embracing equity can add value to our society.
Let us all #EmbraceEquity on International Women’s Day and beyond.
Mohbad Gave His Life For Others To Rise – Favour Benson
Fraud Uncovered: Explosive Details of c Muhammad Nami’s Alleged N11 Billion Suspicious Payment Post-Dismissal
How Nigeria Became a Hotspot for Organised Crime
Video: Naira Marley Requests Police Safety Assurance for Return to Nigeria
Tinubu’s Certificate Scandal: US Judge Exposes His Shocking Secrets
Supreme Court Fire Has No Impact On Presidential Election Petitions
Niger’s Junta Accuses U.N. Chief of Siding with France and ECOWAS, See Why
Week 12 Pool Result for Sat 23 Sep 2023 – UK 2023/2024
JUST IN: Explosion at Benin Illegal Depot Kills 34
Keep Fit International Club Advocates For More exercise For Men To Reduce Stress
U.S. Warns Citizens to Avoid Nigeria Due to Multiple Security Threats
Mayor of Houston Texas endorses Fidelity Bank’s Trade Expo (FITCC)
How to Exchange Dollar to Naira in Black Market Today, September 22, 2023
Enugu State Tribunal Upholds Mbah’s Victory, Dismisses Edeoga’s Petitions
How Seyi Tinubu’s Fake Donation to MohBad’s Baby Sparked Controversy