Islamabad, 8 March 2023 (TDI): Embracing Equity is the theme of this year for celebrating International Women’s Day and to shout out to all the activists and gender champions to be high on gender equity and equality at all levels.
Every year International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated around the globe to endorse and acknowledge the achievement of women in social, economic, cultural, societal, and political spheres.
The celebration of IWD started in 1911 and now it has become a global movement at all levels. The theme of this year is very significant as it stresses more on providing opportunities to everyone according to their needs and aspirations.
As there is a high need to focus on equal opportunities and it is imperative to take equitable actions at all levels so people get things according to their needs and circumstances.
This concept is explained in the given example, “Equality is giving everyone a shoe and equity is giving everyone a shoe that fits”.
International Women’s Day became a moment of pride for all women around the globe. All the international organizations, UN agencies, and the government celebrate this day at a massive level.
For the last 5 years, the women in Pakistan also celebrate this day in the form of a coalition named Aurat Azadi March and chant their slogan for fundamental rights and challenging the patriarchal system at all levels.