IWD 2022 CAMPAIGN THEME: #BREAKTHEBIAS
Being a woman is like walking from one country to another. In a world where men think they have the power over everything including women and their bodies. We live in a society where women think they are met to just be given by men. And this makes them lazy not to work for themselves. A girl grows up being told that the result is to get married. So there is no reason for her to go to school. But all that has to stop today and now. Women can be anything like men or even more.
Women and men must question their conscious and subconscious views if they want to #BreakTheBias.
#BreakTheBias is the way to go. We have to make sure we break all the histories that put women down in all sectors and areas in our countries and societies. Men should learn how to handle women and vice versa.
According to research, by the age of 2-3 years old, children begin to grasp basic associations between objects and activities, including the relationship between gender and sex. Children’s choices of sports, school subjects, and attitudes begin to be influenced by these stereotypes as they enter primary school.
It is particularly common in societies that pressure children to conform to their gender. Such as those where boys are pressured to withhold their emotions to show strength, for children to learn that conformity will lead to positive treatment if they follow the norms.
We are prevented from truly being free because of our preconceived notions about others and ourselves. To #BreakTheBias, we need to understand that if we feel limited by our gender, it is probably due to bias rather than ability.
We envision a world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. Diversity should be valued and celebrated. Together, we will advance the equality of women. It’s time to #BreakTheBias collectively.
Throughout the day, we are all responsible for our rights and actions.
Together, we can eliminate bias from our communities.
Our workplaces can become more diverse.
We can eliminate bias in schools, colleges, and universities.
By working together, we can break the biases – on International Women’s Day (IWD) and beyond.
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