March 8 every year, the world celebrates International Women's Day. The day is set aside to celerate the the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women while also highlighting the challenges that stand against these achievements. The theme for this year's celebration is "Each for Equal". The theme spotlights how together we can join hands to create a fair and just society for everyone irrespective of gender. Issues such as reproductive rights, sexual harassment, voting, education, "equal pay for equal work", affordable childcare, affordable health care, sexual and domestic violence against women, prejudices and stereotypes, etc are some challenges that continue to weigh down on women from first world to third world countries.
Today, in recognition of women all over the world for their work and contribution to humanity, we say happy International Women’s Day.