Every day is an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments and struggles of women around the world. While International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8th, is an important reminder of the continued fight for gender equality, it is equally important that we continue to have conversations about women’s experiences beyond just one day.
Talking about women’s successes is crucial because it highlights the contributions of women to society and challenges the notion that men are the only ones capable of achieving greatness. By sharing stories of women who have excelled in their fields, we can inspire future generations of women to pursue their dreams and break down barriers that may have once held them back.
But it’s equally important to talk about women’s struggles, both past and present. For centuries, women have faced discrimination and oppression in various forms, ranging from unequal pay to limited access to education and healthcare. By acknowledging these challenges, we can better understand the ongoing fight for gender equality and work towards creating a more equitable society for all.
Unfortunately, the conversation about women’s experiences often only happens on International Women’s Day or during Women’s History Month. While these occasions are important, they shouldn’t be the only times we talk about these issues. By having ongoing conversations about women’s experiences, we can raise awareness about important issues, challenge harmful stereotypes, and create a more inclusive and equitable world.
Furthermore, discussing women’s experiences and challenges shouldn’t just be limited to women. It’s important for men to be part of these conversations as well. Men can use their privilege to amplify the voices of women and help break down barriers that prevent women from achieving their goals. When men and women work together toward gender equality, we can create a more just and equitable society for everyone.
Talking about women’s successes and struggles should be a daily conversation, and that is the idea of the social media campaign by our Bosnia and Herzegovina local chapter. The hashtag #NamaJeSvakiDan8Mart reminds us that every day we should talk about women’s issues, their position in society, and the achievements they have made.
We believe that gender equality has been shown to have numerous benefits for individuals and society, including improved economic outcomes, reduced violence and discrimination, and increased political representation. It is important to work towards creating a world where everyone, regardless of gender, has equal access to opportunities and resources.