by Kevon Browne
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): On Monday March 8 we celebrate International Women’s Day under the theme “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.”
According to the United Nations description the theme “celebrates the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Through more awareness, sensitivity and advocacy coupled with calls for women’s right to decision-making in all areas of life, equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, and an end to all forms of violence against women and girls, the UN aims to achieve Gender Equality by 2030.
However, there is much work to be done until then. Reportedly, legal restrictions have kept 2.7 billion women from accessing the same choice of jobs as men. Less than 25 percent of parliamentarians were women, as of 2019 and one in three women experience gender-based violence.
In spite of the road ahead, we must persist in order to attain true equality. The fight continues.