The 8th of March: International Women’s Day

“Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow”

Haffiya Abdalla

Women are the umbrella of everything, you must know that being a woman is a blessing from God, you have the power that no man has, which makes you carry the tasks of home, work, and children, as well as the problems of pregnancy and childbirth that no man can afford, and despite all these troubles, but you do not complain and do these tasks and your face is a smile. then you probably don’t need anyone to tell you why you should be proud to be a woman.

Director of the Women’s Department at the Ministry of Social Development, Dr. Suaad Bichul, congratulated the Sudanese women and the women of the world for their special day.

Bichul said yesterday at the press conference on the occasion of International Women’s Day that this year’s slogan is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow.

Adding that Sudan will participate in the sixty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place from 14 to 25 March 2022. Due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, CSW66 will take place in a hybrid format. All side events and parallel events will be fully virtual.

Being a female is that you are a symbol of motherhood and that God has blessed you with the gift of pregnancy for 9 months and you feel your child growing in your womb, it is a wonderful feeling that no mother can forget. They have the power to deal with problems although people perceive them as weak they can deal with problems, confront conflicts vigorously, and take responsibility. Women have their beauty, when God created women make them a symbol of beauty, simplicity, and agility, as well as the wisdom that does not exist in men.

Although women face serious challenges in the Sudanese legal system, it is important to highlight how women activists are launching reform initiatives to bring justice to rape victims and to end the system of impunity for rapists. International donors can contribute a great deal in terms of supporting these reform initiatives and facilitating dialogue forums.

Breastfeeding is the best way to provide infants with the nutrients they need. WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding starting within one hour after birth until a baby is six months old.

Despite what some people think, women have always worked. Women played valuable roles in the pre-Industrial market economy by laboring on family farms. Women were also important to the Industrial Revolution, often moving far from home and taking dangerous and low-paying jobs to support their families or live independently without familial support.

World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action said that breastfeeding is an important women’s issue, human rights issue, and feminist issue since breastfeeding empowers women and contributes to gender equality. Women who wish to breasted their babies but cannot – because of inadequate support from family or health workers, constraints in the workplace, or misinformation from the infant food industry – are oppressed and exploited. Groups and individuals interested in fighting for women’s rights and human rights should take action to change this situation, and recognize breastfeeding as a woman’s right.

Women are empowered by asserting the value of both their productive and reproductive work. Women should never be forced to choose between mother-work and other work. Conditions supportive to successful nurturing, are conditions that reduce gender subordination generally by contradicting negative images of women and emphasizing the value of women’s reproductive work.

According to Africa Renewal, the 2018-2019 protests in Sudan represented a return to government, organization, and mobilization of women rather than a sudden rise. Women became recognizable leaders by music, poetry, and speeches in the leading lines of the prohibitions. They scheduled times and sites and arranged them. They provided other demonstrators with food, shelter, and the resources needed. They also have been subjected to physical abuse, tear gas, and death. According to news media, over 70% of protestors were women.

The Transitional Constitution ensures that the Transitional Legislative Council, which contains 120 members, represents 40 percent for women in the 300-seat parliamentary assembly, an increase of 25 percent from the previous representation quotable under the former regime.

So I would extend greetings to all women of Sudan who struggling to earn living, greetings to all women of Sudan especially women of Darfur, South Kordofan, and the Blue Nile, who keep lives and fight to achieve peace and stability. Women still have to work hard to enjoy their human rights and you have to say proudly “I am a woman!”

It is time for us to uplift the voices of women everywhere — those who hesitate to speak up about bias in the workplace and outside of it, and those who are actively advocating against it.

Regardless of gender, International Women’s Day (IWD) 2022 on 8 March is a beautiful moment for all of us to reflect on and celebrate the strides made in women empowerment globally.

Together, we can take it further and make more progress in support of women’s rights socially, economically, culturally, and politically.

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