As the years went by, more awareness was developed on the proposition that gender equality does not stop at cosmetic changes in places of power, whether political or economic. There are women who are independent and courageous, and others who are smart and cunning. The World Health Organization estimates that about 1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced either physical or sexual violence. How can we expect young women to be the bearers of change when we have failed to protect them from the worst excesses of a patriarchal system that - with the rise of social media, airbrushing, cyberbullying and the end of privacy - batters their self-esteem?
Every year on March 8 [VIDEO], #women all around the world reminisce about the powerful women who have shaped them: their mothers, grandmothers, celebrities, politicians, anyone.
If the status of Uganda's women is going to be elevated and progress made in the various programmes, it should involve all of us. Cases like these are left out and are a cause of concern to the stakeholders' council.
"Understand that we will not leave, that we will not shut up, we want to see us represent 50/50", said the Oscar-winning actor. Looking at it objectively all these are issues that women continue to battle against nearly every day, with awareness and knowledge of these being abysmally poor. Fearless Girl, the privately commissioned modern-day statute that appeared opposite the Wall Street Raging Bull on International Women's Day 2017, was also included in the campaign and received a cape of flowers. "We are no longer going to be mistreated, or discriminated against, or paid less money". In the past decades, women have been able to showcase themselves in such a commendable manner that the mindset and perception of people have continually widened to recognize the deeds done by women overall for themselves and the society. We have to fight for the recognition we deserve and work hard to fend for our families. "As women we should help each other climb up the ladder", she said.
In Hollywood, many top-earning actresses have called attention to women's issues in the modern age, especially in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the ensuing #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. Accredited NGOs and the United Nations entities from all over the world took the pile of remaining challenges as well as the so-far progress towards meeting the 8 MDGs (Millennium Development Goals).
At Notre Dame, they take women's empowerment very seriously.