The month of March is set aside to celebrate women and their achievement.
Every 8th of March is set aside all over the world to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, with a call to action to accelerate gender parity in their respective nations.
This year’s International women’s day re-emphasizes the need to celebrate women and girls especially with the breakout of the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the world.
The impact of COVID-19 pandemic hits across all gender, with women more affected. Globally, 70% of health workers are women and therefore, mostly exposed to the virus as doctors, nurses, cleaners, or at home as carers.
In Nigeria, the economic impact of COVID-19 such as loss of jobs and other means of sourcing income, negatively impacts the mental health and well-being of women resulting in mental illness, depression, drugs and/or substance abuse often leading to domestic and sexual gender- based violence.
Nevertheless, women are still exceling in different spheres and capacity either as mothers, workers or care-givers. Resiliently choosing to challenge their conditions to push for their socio-economic as well as civic and political rights as it should be.
Supporting this course, we at WRAPA celebrate women in leadership who have broken social and cultural norms that infringe on women’s rights to excel and create opportunities for women & girls to live life to their full potentials.
With this year’s theme as “A Challenged World Is an Alert World” WRAPA celebrates all women across the globe who have chosen to challenge the barriers to equal opportunities to deliver and support other women to live to their full potentials.