International Women's Day is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.
Observed on March 8th each year, it is a day to recognize the contributions and struggles of women throughout history and across different cultures.
This year's International Women's Day theme is "Choose to Challenge." It aims to encourage individuals to challenge gender bias and inequality, as well as promote a more inclusive world where everyone can thrive regardless of gender identity.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated many of the existing gender inequalities, from the disproportionate impact on women's health and wellbeing to the rise in gender-based violence and the increase in unpaid care work.
International Women's Day serves as a reminder that we still have a long way to go in achieving gender equality, and that we must work together to address these challenges.
It is also a day to celebrate the achievements and progress made by women in different fields, from science and technology to politics and the arts.
From trailblazing leaders and activists to everyday heroes who inspire us with their resilience and strength, women have played a vital role in shaping the world we live in today.
On International Women's Day, let us honor the women who have paved the way for us, and commit to creating a more equitable and just world for future generations.