The Incredible Importance of International Women’s Day
Today, March 8, 2021, is International Women’s Day (IWD), a celebration and recognition of the continuing contributions and amazing achievements of women from all walks of life across the world. This year’s theme is “Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World,” highlighting the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future and recovery from COVID-19.
“The importance of International Women’s Day 2021 cannot be overstated,” Beatty said. “The COVID-19 Pandemic has shined a light on the many ‘sheroes’ making a positive impact on the lives and livelihoods of their fellow citizens but, at the same time, the public health crisis has laid bare the all-too common disparities affecting women and young girls.” She continued, “Today and every day, I call on people around the world to join forces and work together to demand women’s full participation in the workforce, government, at home, and in every facet of our society.”
For more information on IWD, please visit unwomen.org, and be sure to join the conversation online by using #IWD2021 and #GenerationEquality.