The decision to problem stereotypes and biases comes together with the theme of this yr’s Worldwide Girls’s Day, “Girls in management: Attaining an equal future in a COVID-19 world.” In line with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Girls (UN Women), the theme hopes to have fun the efforts of girls and women around the globe in shaping a extra equal future and restoration from the COVID-19 pandemic. It additionally highlights the rising obstacles girls and women have confronted on account of the present well being disaster.
“Girls stand on the entrance strains of the COVID-19 disaster, as well being care staff, caregivers, innovators, group organizers and as a number of the most exemplary and efficient nationwide leaders in combating the pandemic. The disaster has highlighted each the centrality of their contributions and the disproportionate burdens that girls carry.” Whereas girls served as front-line and well being staff all through the pandemic and a number of the greatest responses to the COVID-19 pandemic had been led by girls, these girls are nonetheless paid 11% less globally than their male counterparts. Girls’s Worldwide Day is thus advocating for era and gender equality to make sure an equal future for generations to return.
Change begins with consciousness, and Worldwide Girls’s Day reminds us that change is feasible.
Worldwide Girls’s Day was created in 1911 following calls to have fun girls on the identical day in all nations. The day was coined to acknowledge the social, financial, cultural, and political achievements of ladies regardless of race, faith, or id. Along with celebrating girls’s achievements worldwide, individuals use the day to remind each other of the significance of gender equality. Previously, the day has been celebrated with festivals, marathons, and different occasions, however because of the COVID-19 pandemic, most events this year are digital.
Celebrating girls sooner or later a yr just isn’t sufficient, however having a day that brings girls collectively to have fun each other on-line and offline is inspirational. Let’s proceed to have fun girls’s achievements and lift consciousness towards bias.
Along with ending stereotypes towards girls, we have to work in the direction of ending the divisions girls have amongst ourselves. Feminism is intersectional. A lady just isn’t outlined by her physique elements. A lady just isn’t outlined by her race or pores and skin shade. A lady just isn’t outlined by her age, incapacity standing, or sexual choice. A lady is outlined by the best way wherein she defines herself. If we need to combat for equality and justice, we should first see equality and do justice inside ourselves and with others. Be accepting and understanding. Solely then will we achieve now not simply advocating for security, justice, and equality, however attaining it.
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Glad Worldwide Girls’s Day!