March 8 is International Women's Day

March 8 is International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on March 8 to highlight the achievements and rights of women around the world. This day is an opportunity to highlight issues such as gender equality and women’s rights.

The reason for choosing March 8 as International Women’s Day

Every year, millions of men and women in all parts of the world celebrate this day on the 8th of March by organizing gatherings. The selection of March 8th as Women’s Day dates back to the struggle of the women workers of the cotton textile factory in 1857 in New York City, America. Hard and inhuman working conditions with low wages of women workers in the early 20th century, who entered the factories and labor market together with men in industrialized countries, forced them to fight against this injustice in an organized and regular way. On this day, female textile workers went on strike in a large garment factory to protest against their very harsh working conditions and economic situation. The memory of this strike remained for the workers of the textile factory. General dissatisfaction with these conditions for working women continued.

Afghan women face many problems and challenges, some of which are:

1- Violence against women: Violence against women in Afghanistan is one of the serious problems that Afghan women face on a daily basis, including domestic violence, forced marriage, beatings and even murder.

2- Legal restrictions: Afghan laws and culture may create legal restrictions for women, such as lack of access to education, employment, the right to benefit from health services and even the right to vote.

3- Gender inequality: Women in Afghanistan face gender inequalities that lead to lack of access to economic, social and cultural opportunities and resources.

4- Access to education: Many Afghan women do not have proper access to education due to poverty, gender discrimination and social conditions, which causes a lack of job and economic opportunities for them.

5- Refugee crisis: Refugee women in Afghanistan face unfavorable and dangerous conditions and are sometimes exposed to very potential risks to their health and personal security due to the destruction of their families or lack of legal support.

These are just a few examples of the problems that Afghan women face and show that there is a need for more efforts to improve the situation of women in Afghanistan.

Women’s rights

Women’s rights include gender equality in economic, social, cultural life and legal rights. These rights include the right to education, work, voting, participation in decision-making, human rights, and prevention of gender discrimination. It is important to promote gender equality and raise awareness in these fields in order to promote global women’s rights.
Unfortunately, in the current situation, Afghan women are facing problems and challenges, they are far from education and studies, and this is very disappointing, and the lack of work opportunities for women in Afghanistan and the exclusion of women from society is a big problem for Afghan women.