Gender equality at the heart of International Women's Day
The world is clamouring for gender-equal world
There is a renewed effort to celebrate International Women's Day with a unique flare in 2019. Themed "Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change," this theme puts innovation by women at the fore-front in a bid to achieve gender equality.
The popular hashtags for the International Women's Day in 2019 are #WomensDay, #InternationalWomensDay, #BalanceforBetter, and #IWD2019. These are used on Twitter to stand with the groundbreakers who are building a gender-equal future, and to be part of the change.
The world is clamouring for gender-equal world where women can favourably participate in producing social innovations, e-learning platforms and technologies shaped by women or girls. The finishing line for accomplishing this is 2030.
According to the United Nations Organization (UNO), both women’s and girls' needs and experiences can be integrated at the inception of new technology. The world could build innovative and smart solutions that that are also needed to addressing the needs of men and women equally. However, the organization also emphasizes that this needs "innovations that disrupt business as usual, paying attention to how and by whom technology is used and accessed, and ensuring that women and girls play a decisive role in emerging industries."
As the world gathers to celebrate women and girls, their limitless imagination, their joyous dreams and their boundless strength are a few of the highlights of the day.
Why celebrate women's day every March 8?
International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year and this came after women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917, March 8 became a national holiday there. The day was then predominantly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted in 1975 by the United Nations, leading to adoption by more countries of the .world.