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International Women's Day

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2023-03-08 11:42:12

Build awareness of citizens, anti-sexism, anti-discrimination

        International Women's Day has been celebrated for the first time since 1909 in New York, so it's been over a hundred years. Today will raise awareness of sexual oppression, gender inequality, discrimination, and remembering the struggles of female laborers.

        International Women's Day is inspired by the women workers' protests in New York in 1857 to call for equal treatment of labor. Because female workers have more working hours than male workers but receive less money, no days off, no benefits, and will be fired when pregnant. There were more than 100 people were killed in the protests.

        However, women still have to fight for a long time after another 67 years, International Women's Day was recognized by the United Nations in 1975.

        For 2023, the main theme of International Women's Day is DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality. Honoring women and girls who are challenging the challenges of technological and digital transformation. Explore the impact of the digital gender gap that inequality both economically and socially. Emphasizes the importance of protecting the rights of women and girls in the digital space and dealing with sexual violence on online media.

Story and Illustration: Ratchanok Thongkhaokham