The International Women’s Day is being observed on Monday (today) across the globe with the theme of ‘Women in leadership’.
Women’s Day was commemorated by WHO in Pakistan on 10th March 2020. This year, the event marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action of the Fourth United World Conference on Women: Action for Equality, Development and Peace.
Moreover, the Declaration represented a call of action for governments and stakeholders, including United Nations agencies and civil society on gender equality and women empowerment. Twelve areas of action under the Declaration were identified for women’s empowerment constituting key health-related human rights.
Many People in support to women have come forward and showed solidarity with them.
Kashmiri women are not safe in their own houses. They are true face of resistance in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. They are victims as #halfwidows, #widows, #rapedwomen, #mothers, #sisters, #students. World must pressurise India to end plight of women in #Kashmir. https://t.co/iZD338J8rg— Shehryar Afridi (@ShehryarAfridi1) March 8, 2021