March 8th is International Women's Day, a globally recognized day to celebrate the achievements of women from all walks of life and to call for greater gender equality and empowerment. The theme for this year is #emabraceequity. Imagine a world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world where difference is valued and celebrated.
Today is the day to raise awareness about women's issues and amplify the voices of women around the world. Unfortunately, even today, there are places in the world where women have been denied basic freedoms to make their own choices. Iranian women have faced significant challenges in pursuing gender equality and personal freedom. However, they have been at the forefront of efforts to challenge these restrictions and fight for gender rights and freedom as the world has witnessed the #womanlifefreedom movement over the past six months.
"We realize the importance of our voice when we are silenced.” Malala Yousafzai
Let's Celebrate women's achievements today. Raise awareness about discrimination and embrace equity. International woman’s day belongs to everyone, everywhere.