The start of International Women’s Day is marked by a group hug


8 March (UPI) – On Wednesday, International Women’s Day, people are encouraged to give themselves a hug and share it in a video, on social media, or in another way.

IWD claimed that participants’ public displays of their commitment to this year’s theme of equity will “urge others to help construct an inclusive world,” according to the official website for the yearly event.

According to the website, the IWD 2023 #EmbraceEquity campaign theme aims to start a global discussion about the reasons why equal chances are insufficient.

“Because everyone has a distinct starting point, equal action is necessary for meaningful inclusion and belonging.”The African Union Mission to the United States, a daylong virtual festival by the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and an online bike ride for equity, inclusion, and positive social change are among the events taking place in the United States this week. a discussion about the condition of black women worldwide.

The United Nations in Afghanistan reiterated its call for the government of the country’s Taliban to back off from its obsession with stopping girls and women from going to school or working as the events got underway, serving as a stark reminder of the challenges women face in some parts of the world.

From August 2021, the Taliban’s de facto rulers have shown an almost exclusive concentration on enforcing regulations that leave the majority of women.These restrictions violate human rights and fundamental freedoms protected by instruments and treaties to which Afghanistan is a signatory — breaches that damage the country’s prospects of recovering from decades of war, she said.

“Afghanistan under the Taliban remains the most repressive country in the world regarding women’s rights, and it has been distressing to witness their methodical, deliberate, and systematic efforts to push Afghan women and girls out of the public sphere.”

Gender inequities IWD is pushing to be remedied in the western world include the gender pay gap between men and women and workplace discrimination that prevents women from rising to the most senior levels in business.

In a special message, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that while IWD celebrated the achievements of women and girls across all walks of life in all corners of the world there was still a long, long way to go.

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