March 8 of every year is an international women’s day (IWD), in some countries it brings celebrations, but in some others it’s the opposite. This year’s celebration will be marked with live events from the United Nations and other international organs, but also countries are celebrating it in their way.
According to Wikipedia, the international women’s day is the annual event to celebrate the achievements, challenges and struggles of women around the world; this year’s theme is titled “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a Covid-19 world”.
This year’s theme is based on the challenges brought about by the pandemic. The IWD is a global day of celebration for the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, also an opportunity to reflect on and further the push towards gender parity.
What to expect from International Women’s Day 2021
Of course the 110thInternational Women’s Day is unlike previous iterations due to the pandemic and resultant restrictions, but efforts are still being made to mark the day.
Virtual events are being held online, such as the United Nations observance of International women’s day 2021, which is an online conference featuring speakers such as António Guterres , Secretary General of the United Nations, and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka , Executive Director of UN Women.