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    International Women’s Day

    Every year on 8th March, we commemorate International Women’s Day. This day honours women’s contributions to society, the economy, culture, and politics whilst also promoting gender equality.

    The theme for International Women’s Day in 2023 is “Embrace Equity”. This topic urges everyone to confront gender injustice and make the decision to build a more accepting society. Globally, gender inequality is still a fundamental problem, and women face barriers when trying to obtain economic, medical, and educational opportunities. They also encounter injustice and violence due to their gender. The occasion of International Women’s Day offers a chance to draw attention to these problems and promote change.

    In the tech and construction sectors, gender inequality has been particularly severe. Women frequently face major impediments to admission and progress in these fields, which have historically been dominated by males. However, tremendous progress has been made in recent years to enhance chances for women in these sectors.

    Women have long been underrepresented in both skilled and unskilled jobs in the construction sector. Yet, an increasing number of projects and organisations are trying to alter this. For instance, in order to encourage and support the employment of women in the construction sector, the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) was established in 1953. The group now has chapters around the country and offers a variety of opportunities and services for women working in the business.

    In a similar vein, women have been underrepresented in the tech industry. However, a number of programmes are making headway in changing this. For instance, the non-profit group Girls Who Code works to reduce the gender gap in technology by educating and supporting young women. Education is one approach to empower women and bring about change. Women’s education can make a significant difference in their lives and in society as a whole. It can enhance their well-being and economic chances while also assisting in ending the cycle of poverty.

    Amy interviewing Powerday representatives Tara and Maise

    Addressing gender-based violence is a crucial step in bringing about change. Women’s human rights are violated when they are subjected to violence, which also negatively affects their physical and emotional health. Their capacity to fully engage in society is likewise impacted. A comprehensive strategy that incorporates legislative and regulatory changes, public awareness campaigns, and survivor support programmes is needed to eradicate gender-based violence.

    On International Women’s Day, we honour the accomplishments of women and recognise the work that still needs to be done to achieve gender equality. It is a day to take stock of our accomplishments and to reaffirm our commitment to the continuous task of fostering an inclusive society for everyone.

    Celebrating Women in Construction and Technology