The international Women’s day which is usually Celebrated globally on the 8th day of March every Year, is a day set aside to the Social, Economic, Cultural and Political achievements of Women. It is also a day that marks the call for action for advancing women Equality. The international women’s day celebration has happened for well over a Century with the first gathering in 1912 and supported by over a million People. Today, the international Women’s day is not for a Particular County, group or Organization, it is rather for every who is playing a very pivotal role starting from the Home which is the smallest Unit of Our larger Society.
The story for women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any Organization but to the collective efforts of all women and to all who care about Human Rights. So it is a collective action and shared ownership for driving gender parity that makes international women’s day impactful.
In Nigeria, the women has not had a fair share of their pride of place in the Polity of the Country, a typical example is the bill for a special seat for Women in the National and state Assemblies which was just killed by the National Assembly as part of the on-going Constitutional Amendments, what many critics has described as an effort against the Women folk which is not to the best interest of Our Dear democracy.
As this Year’s Theme goes *#BreakTheBias* we are all called to celebrate women’s achievements, Raise awareness against the Bias, take action for equality. Imagine a gender equal world, a world free from Bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and Celebrated.
On the occasion of this year’s Celebrations, the National Youth Council of Nigeria South East Zone ably led by Amb. Sir. Smart Uwakwe KSJI, calls on all Nigerians to Join forces with the women in ensuring that they gain their pride of place knowing fully well that women are stabilizers, more importantly we call on the National Assembly to revisit the recent bill which seeks to have a special seat for women in the Nations Legislature and action which is viewed as will help stabilize the Nigerian Politics as women will always be available to ensure that things are properly done.
We also call on Women to come out and participate actively as Power is taken and not giving. The women are encouraged to use their numbers in the struggle to have their fair share in Politics and Nation Building.
On behalf of the Teeming Young People of the South East, we wish Our Women the best of Celebration.
Together we can forge Women’s equality, Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias.
Build the Youth!
Build the Nation!.