By Hopkin Reporter.
International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8th as a focal point in the women’s rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women.
Today’s celebration in Kitui County are underway at Chief’s Camp in Mutomo Kitui south constituency whereby County Executive Committee Member(CECM) for Gender, Sports and Culture will grace the event.
International Women’s Day is commemorated in a variety of ways worldwide; it is a public holiday in several countries, and observed socially or locally in others to celebrate and promote the achievements of women.The UN observes the holiday in connection with a particular issue, campaign, or theme in women’s rights.
In some parts of the world, IWD still reflects its political origins, being marked by protests and calls for radical change; in other areas, particularly in the West, it is largely sociocultural and centered on a celebration of womanhood.
Present is hundreds of Members of Public, section of MCAs, CECMs, Chief Officers, Clergymen among other leaders.