International Women Day During Covid-19 Pandemic

Remember this day and please spread the word

The Human Lens

So 8 March is fast approaching and this year it will be celebrated amidst the on-going Covid-19 pandemic but that does not damper spirits as internationally gender advocates, feminists and different stakeholders have mobilized for holding events and activities related to to women rights issues.

Earlier, the UN Women announces the theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March 2021 (IWD 2021) as, “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.”

Why is March 8 celebrated?

This crucial theme celebrates and recognizes the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is also aligned with the priority theme of the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, “Women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment…

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