The 2022 International Women’s Day takes place at a time when the global community is facing a number of challenges, ranging from Covid-19 pandemic, drought, and famine, wars, as well as cultural and economic crises in numerous regions. To mention a few: Africa – Sudan, DRC, Somalia, Nigeria, South Sudan, and Ethiopia; Asia – Myanmar and Afghanistan; Europe – Ukraine and the people of Russia who oppose the invasion; Middle East: Yemen, Palestine and Syria. We all know that women and children are the most impacted with this and stand together with all those directly and indirectly impacted
The Day’s theme is ‘Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow’. As social professionals supporting individuals, family, community, and societal development we know there be no social development without gender equality. An essential aspect of social work in many countries is the recognition of the skill of everyone including women in facilitating sustainable development and community wellbeing. From these self-led groups significant change occurs resulting in eliminating domestic violence and abuse, the introduction of community drug prevention programme, education, and training for all members of a community and the development of employment among others.
Learning from our cultural heritage we know that when everyone is respected, treated with dignity and equity we have sustainable societies. We acknowledge inclusivity in diversity as key for our shared sustainable future and community wellbeing.
We celebrate the role of women and their contribution to community development globally. #Ubuntu