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International Women’s Day 2021

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International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women on 8th March. Since the early 1900’s, women have marched through their cities demanding to have the same rights for all.

So much has been said about what colours symbolize International Women’s Day. Purple, signifies justice and dignity. Green symbolizes hope. And white represents purity, although this is a controversial concept. These colours have their origin in the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) in the UK in 1908.

But one thing is for sure, women of the world want and deserve an equal future free from stigma, stereotypes and violence with equal rights and opportunities for all. And this should be the most important thing.

And what is the IWD 2021 theme? the UN Women announced its theme for 2021 as “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a Covid-19 world”, because Covid-19 has also had a severe impact on them.

According to UN Women, the coronavirus pandemic could wipe out 25 years of increasing gender equality. Women are doing significantly more domestic chores and family care because of the pandemic, which in turn, can impact upon job and education opportunities.

To celebrate this day, here is a beautiful poem performed by Anisa Nandaula, a nationally recognised spoken word poet, play writer, educator and published author, which I have found on

I hope you like this video.

Happy Women’s Day!!