International Women’s day was a day to celebrate the “social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.” This year, the campaign continues to forge for a gender equality world with its theme #choosetochallenge, to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness against bias and take action for equality.
MSA, in association with mend, ran the “Shattering the Glass Ceilings” webinar as part of International Women’s day to challenge gender stereotype by celebrating women’s achievements. The goal of the webinar was to shine a light on women’s achievement from our own community and increase the visibility of women’s successes. This would help break down the stereotype of what a Muslim women is capable of and further open people’s minds to increase inclusivity and accelerate gender equality. Our vision is to help empower more Muslim girls and women to rise up, with confidence, and continue climbing the path forged previously by others.