International Women’s Day 2023 is an important day to celebrate the vital role that women have in society. The aim of the IWD 2023 #EmbraceEquity campaign theme is to get the world talking about Why equal opportunities aren’t enough. People start from different places because of their gender, race, or socioeconomic status, so true inclusion and belonging require equitable action.
Equity recognizes that each person has different circumstances, and allocates the exact resources and opportunities needed to reach an equal outcome.
This means that individuals and communities should have access to the same basic resources, such as education, healthcare, employment, and housing. Additionally, it also means that these resources should be provided in a way that takes into account the different needs of different individuals and communities, such as providing childcare services for working women, or access to higher education for those from low-income backgrounds.
By promoting equity, International Women’s Day can help to improve the lives of countless women and girls around the world. It can help to create a more just and equitable society, not just for women, but for everyone. It can also help to raise awareness of the unique challenges women and girls face, and provide a platform for their voices to be heard. Ultimately, International Women’s Day is about celebrating the progress that has been made in achieving gender equity, and ensuring that it continues to be a priority in the years to come.
At Humus Group we also give substance to this theme in various ways during the month of March. We hope to involve and educate not only our staff, but also partners, stakeholders and clients with whom we do business.
International Women’s Day is a great opportunity to recognize the progress that has been made in achieving gender equity, and the importance of continuing the momentum both in Suriname and the world. By celebrating the successes of those who have made a difference in the fight for gender equality and by recognizing the work still to be done, we can all contribute to making the world a fairer and more equitable place.