In the 21st century, women still continue to be subject to degrading treatment, denial for justice, rule of law and exploitation at the hands of societies which continue to haunt women in different shapes and forms around the world.
Among these millions of women who struggle for hope, justice, equal and a better world is Pakistan’s Aasia Bibi, a Christian mother of five on death row over blasphemy. Her indomitable struggle, courage and hope for a life to see her family as a free woman keeps her alive in Punjab’s solitary confinement amid threats even from within prison.
Global Minorities Alliance would like to remember all these strong, brave and hopeful women around the world who continue to struggle for their fundamental equal rights regardless of the challenges they might have to face. We salute all these women for their unkillable spirit for equal rights.
Let us not celebrate today’s International Day as a yearly ritual but let us become a bridge against societal attitudes, injustices and inequalities women continue to face, to make this world more better, fair and equal for generations to come. Global Minorities Alliance continues to fight against unjust and unequal attitudes prevalent in our societies.
On behalf of our team and volunteers we wish you a very happy International Women’s Day 2016.