Yesterday, Friday, March 8, was International Women’s Day. All across the world, not only the achievements of remarkable women are celebrated on International Women’s Day, a celebration that started a few years ago, in 1911, but yesterday also focuses on all the work that still needs to be done to achieve gender parity across the globe.
This year’s theme for International Women’s Day was “Balance For Better” which encapsulates the concept and idea that in a world that’s gender-balanced, everyone will benefit both economically and socially. Now, it is up to all of the world’s people, both women and men, to make this happen.
Statistics show that there are still significant differences in the sorts of inequality that women face all across the world. From domestic burdens, cultural representation, and child marriage, to unequal financial compensation, more difficulties to move up on the corporate ladder, to right out abuse and slavery, women across the globe are faced with unequal treatment and abuse.