International Women’s Day: Every year, International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 to mark the achievements of women in various aspects of their lives as well as of society. From economic and political fields, to social and cultural arenas, women have made a mark in all areas of the world despite years of structural oppression. This year, the theme for the occasion is #BreakTheBias in an effort to create a world that treats genders equally and is inclusive, diverse as well as equitable. Hence, the IWD 2022 is looking to not only celebrate women’s achievements but to also raise awareness against the bias that women face.
Meanwhile, the United Nations has also started an initiative for International Women’s Day 2022. The UN has called for “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”. It said that women and girls experience the greatest impact of climate risks. The UN said that the latest data has shown that there is a vital link between climate change and gender and social equity and without gender equality, a sustainable future would not be possible. Hence, this year, the UN is celebrating all the different ways in which women and girls are taking climate action.
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Cingress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted:
On Women’s Day, I salute our Nari Shakti and their accomplishments in diverse fields. The Government of India will keep focusing on women empowerment through its various schemes with an emphasis on dignity as well as opportunity. From financial inclusion to social security, quality healthcare to housing, education to entrepreneurship, many efforts have been made to put our Nari Shakti at the forefront of India’s development journey. These efforts will continue with even greater vigour in the coming times: PM Narendra Modi
PM interacted with recipients of the Nari Shakti Puraskar
I extend my greetings on International Women's Day 2022. As we hold discussions regarding Budget today, it is a matter of pride that India has a woman finance minister who presented a progressive budget: PM Narendra Modi speaking at a webinar on ‘Financing for Growth & Aspirational Economy’ (ANI)
Women sand artists in Puri, Odisha dedicate a sand sculpture on the occasion of #internationalwomensday2022 (ANI)
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