International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8th March 2020 every year worldwide. It is a historical day that celebrates the notable contributions and achievements of women across the world. This year, the theme for International Women’s Day 2020 is #EachforEqual.
International Women’s Day 2020
The theme of International Women’s Day 2020 highlights the importance of gender equality in this modern world. Read about the female role models in education and their achievements.
1. Michelle Bachelet
The President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, should be appreciated for her efforts to provide quality education to both men and women. Bachelet recently expanded the government’s budget for public education. In her prior position as the “Executive Director of UN Women”, she supported and funded programs that promoted equal rights to quality education to everyone – men and women.
In one of her speeches, the president remarked, “We focus on girls’ education because it sets them on a path to greater economic opportunities and participation in their societies”.
2. Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai is a renowned advocate for human rights and female education. The Pakistani-born activist has emphasised the importance of female education on several imminent platforms, including the UN. Malala is a perfect embodiment of bravery, courage, and resilience. Hence an ideal role model for girls all across the globe.
3. Graça Machel
A celebrated activist and philanthropist, Graça Machel is a life-long champion of children’s rights and girls’ education across the world. Through her Graça Machel Trust, the women’s rights advocate has raised awareness of violence and injustice against women, such as child marriage, female genital mutilation, biased treatment, etc.
On one occasion, the women’s rights advocate spoke, “in childhood and adolescence, too many girls are undernourished, stunted, denied education, and forced into early marriages”.
International Women’s Day is a great opportunity to empower girls and women worldwide.