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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated March 8 every year worldwide with the objective of empowering and celebrating Women and raising awareness on issues affecting them. The theme for this year’s celebration is #EachforEqual. It is a day we celebrate achievements of women in the socioeconomic, cultural and political areas where they overcome tough challenges such as inequality, gender-based abuses and discriminations. Gender Equality is paramount in any meaningful development. Positive individual conversations, actions, behaviours, and mindsets towards gender equality can impact on a greater scale and trigger the desired changes in our workplaces, societies and even at recreational and leisure places. Gender equality advocacy shall continue until a world free from gender-based abuse, discrimination and marginalisation is obtained. The realisation of an #EachforEqual calls for collective efforts from all and sundry; it is not just a ‘woman only’ responsibility but requires the full support and partici