Breaking the Glass ceiling: International Women’s Month
Written by Patricia Mtero
When the economy and political organization of a society change, women take the leading role in assisting society to adapt to new realities. The International Women’s Month is celebrated in March every year to recognize and celebrate the triumphs of women across the globe. This month serves as a tribute to the movement for women’s rights and equality. In precise, this month is dedicated to reflect on the often-overlooked contributions of women to the society.
International Women’s Month is a time to recognize the advancement made in gender equality, and to acknowledge that the struggle for full equality is ongoing. Yearly, there is a campaign theme leading the celebrations, and this year’s theme is #EmbraceEquity. This encourages everyone to challenge gender bias and inequity, and to celebrate women’s attainments. There are many ways of getting involved and celebrating this day and some of the ways encompass organizing marches and rallies, hosting parties and talks. People can also use this month to talk about facets like poverty and violence against women, and to take steps towards making the world a better place for women.
Thus, the International Women’s month is an opportunity to recognize and revel in the progress made towards gender equality, and to continue fighting for the rights of all women as well as setting goals for the future.