Woman’s Day is celebrated on March 8 in many countries across the world. This is a day to celebrate womanhood and their achievements overcoming the socio-cultural and religious barriers.
Woman’s Day was first observed on February 28, 1909 in the US – a year later, in 1910, March 8 was suggested to be celebrated as ‘International Woman’s Day’ by the International Woman’s Conference.
The theme Women’s Day 2019 is ‘Think equal, build smart, innovate for change’. This theme was selected by the United Nations to focus on gender equality, woman empowerment and along with that, in social protection systems, accessible and sustainable infrastructure.
The UN explained the theme was chosen as trends indicate a continuing gender divide in the field of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and design – where women are under-represented.
This year’s Women’s Day is expected to give a much-deserved push to women across the world in order to achieve the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 and make sure that no girl is left behind!
ZUNA is commemorating this day together with all the women around Zimbabwe and the world as a whole. We appreciate your labour of love and your determination to make the world a better place. Happy women’s day to all our grandmothers, mothers, aunts, sisters and daughters. Enjoy your day and make it as beautiful as you all are!