Dear Editor, Recently the world celebrated International Women’s Day. The day which was marked on March 8, was to highlight the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women.
I would like to use this opportunity to say ‘ayekoo’ to all women for their immense contribution to the welfare of their families and society as a whole.
While we celebrate women, it is important to help stop the bias, discrimination, stigmatisation, stereotype, educational inequality and cultural values that prevent women from developing their potential and rising to the top.
It is important for both girls and boys to be oriented that they (boys and girls) are equal and they can achieve anything they want in life if they put their minds to it.
Parents should stop treating boys differently at home. Both boys and girls should be trained to do household chores. Girls are not the only ones to clean and cook.
When the training and education starts at an early age then good results will be achieved where we will all live in a world where we see each other as equals and free from any form of bias and discrimination.