Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis: The leader of opposition of the Federation and the Premier of Nevis – Mark Brantley has wished the women around the globe a very happy International Women’s Day on March 8, 2023. The minister took social media and while wishing stated, “Wishing you all a Happy International Women’s Day.”
He further lauded the women for their strength and regarded them as ‘pillars’. He outlined, “Thank you for all that you do as the pillars of global society!”
Junior Minister at Nevis Island Administration (NIA), Jahnel Nisbett, also took social media and wished the strong ladies on the occasion of the women’s day. Her social media post read, “It is inconceivable that as a people we could ever pack the love, appreciation and adoration for the women in our society into one day! Nevertheless, we earmark today, March 8th to celebrate International Women’s Day.”
She further noted, “While our gratitude to these the foundation and pillars of society should be a daily occurrence, today we want give extra hearty thanks and praise. A special thank you to all of the amazing women who inspired and helped to shape me into the woman that I am still trying to be. I appreciate you.”
It is worth noting that on March 8th, the world celebrates International Women’s Day, a day that honours the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. This year’s theme, “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality.”
Women around the globe have made significant strides in recent years, breaking barriers and shattering stereotypes. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated the existing inequalities that women face in many areas of life, including education, employment, healthcare, and politics. The pandemic has highlighted the disproportionate burden that women carry as primary caregivers, frontline workers, and those who have lost their jobs.
On this International Women’s Day, the world is called upon to reflect on the progress that has been made and to renew the commitment to achieving gender equality. It is essential to recognize that women’s rights are human rights and that gender inequality affects everyone, not just women.
International Women’s Day serves as a reminder that achieving gender equality requires collective action, and that everyone has a role to play in creating a world where women can thrive. As the world continues to grapple with the pandemic and its aftermath, it is crucial to remember that women’s rights must be protected, and gender equality must be a top priority in all efforts to build a more just and equitable world.