Thursday, March 7, 2013

International Women’s Day 2013

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The International Women's Day 2013 is approaching as the March passes and we, Sparrow SMS, would like to express our support for this day. We do believe that women should be given equitable treatment so that they can compete fairly with the other gender. Of lately, the society is changing and more women are getting access to education, health and sanitation and importantly, more women are holding positions in office and business than before. Nevertheless, many societies still define gender roles and are yet far from doing justice to its population irrespective of gender. So our only objective here is to try to make the world free of restrictions and domination and make it a fair and competitive playground for all. 

This year the International Women’s Day is being celebrated worldwide with the theme - "THE GENDER AGENDA: GAINING MOMENTUM" and here is an excerpt from the official website of the day about the theme. 

"Over time and distance, the equal rights of women have progressed. We celebrate the achievements of women while remaining vigilant and tenacious for further sustainable change. There is global momentum for championing women's equality. Each year around the world, International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. Thousands of events occur not just on this day but throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organisations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women's groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day. Many groups around the world choose different themes each year relevant to global and local gender issues...”

Back to us, while there are some issues that may gradually be dealt with time, some others need urgent action on our side. Gender based violence is one of them and is gaining momentum around the globe. If you are living in South Asia, you must be aware of the campaign (we featured in an article below) being run by World Bank Group on this sensitive issue. Your ideas and participation can do a lot in helping it make some impact. So, we hope that with time, conditions improve and women all over the world gain access to their fundamental rights and compete freely and fairly with everybody else for every authority that can ever be achieved. 

Let us know if you have any comments or ideas that can help make this world a better place for women & if you are eligible, do think about taking part in the World Bank Campaign mentioned above. Just type your opinion in 140 characters and SMS it to 5455.


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