IITA celebrates women as it works towards a gender-balanced environment
International Women’s Day (IWD), celebrated globally every 8 March, recognizes and appreciates women’s achievements, efforts, and contributions to society. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Gender Equality Today For A Sustainable Tomorrow.” IITA joined the #BreakTheBias campaign with various activities, starting with a commemorative “Walk for Purpose”, followed by a physical and virtual hybrid event to discuss the theme for the year.
In her opening remarks, IITA Deputy Director General, Corporate Services, Hilde Koper, said that IWD is celebrated to achieve gender equality and women empowerment. She stated that women have been at the forefront of change, adaptation, and climate change, hence they should be supported and given equal opportunities. “IITA is striving for gender equality, and for us to achieve this, we have to understand and appreciate the differences of men and women,” she said.