International Women’s Day 2023: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality
International Women’s Day is held annually on March 8. It is a day when women are acknowledged for their attainments without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic, or political. It is also known as the United Nations (UN) Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace.
This year, the United Nations declared the theme "DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality" to underscore the significance of technology in fetching gender issues to light.
The foremost purpose of Women’s Day is to celebrate the achievements of women in diverse domains. It is also significant to grow awareness about women’s rights and gender parity. We can all agree that no country has attained gender parity yet there are few places where the notion of gender parity does not even exist. Around the world, women are not given equal opportunities.
International Women's Day has evolved into a platform for women to articulate and foster transition over the years. It has been used to delineate attention to issues like gender-based violence, pay discrepancies, lack of access to healthcare and education, and underrepresentation of women in politics and leadership positions.
ADRA in Bangladesh is paying much attention to women's development and empowering underserved women in left-behind communities across the country through its Community Empowerment Project (CEP). ADRA delivers training on diversified Income Generating Activity (IGA) for women in order to build their capacity. ADRA in Bangladesh is working diligently to improve technical skills for deprived women so they can contribute to the economy and can bring out a sustainable transformation in society.
It should be pondered a Day, where everyone concedes the worth and the prominence of women in our lives and all around the world.