Columns and Opinions across Nigerian Newspapers


Women’s Day and the Gender Agenda - International Women's Day is an annual event held on March 8 every year to celebrate women and their achievements. It is also designed to sensitise people to the rights and plights of women globally. The first international women’s day took place on March 19, 1911. The day was later moved to March 8, in 1913. In 1977, the United Nations General Assembly invited member states to proclaim March 8 as a UN day for women's rights and international peace with the aim of assisting nations globally to eliminate inequality and discrimination against women. Since then,