International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate women globally, recognize their efforts in global development, and also advocate for continued support in all aspects involved. Women occupy a vast majority of the world’s population and are major contributors to societal and economic growth.
As the world progresses into a more advanced stage, the need to increase support for the feminine gender broadens. A lot of women lack exposure to formal and informal education, are forced into early marriages, are sexually exploited, and are trafficked for prostitution. In the political sector, women occupy a minute amount of office positions and often, their opinions are passed as irrelevant. They are also confined by religious, societal, and cultural laws that mitigate their ability.
A popular saying states that when you educate a woman, you educate a community. This exposes the importance attached to investing in women and utilizing their potential to its fullest. The theme of the year’s celebration is tagged, “Accelerate Equality”, we must go beyond the levels of discussion and put in action to accelerate women’s position in the global space. Obsolete laws should be abolished, empowering women with vocational, leadership, and professional skills is the ultimate way forward.
This is another opportunity for the world to make informed decisions and corrections that improves the unity of the world, make the world a better place for women, and reduce inequality between genders.
Our organisation Kiitan Foundation has organised a fully funded ‘free’ training program for the 7th of March 2023 tagged #DigitAll. This training would serve as a bridge between businesses and technology, so we encourage you to join the train of women who would be utilising the power of technology for the growth of their businesses free of charge. This program is open to indigenes and residents of Ibadan, Oyo state.