8th of March is globally known as the International Women’s Day (IWD); a day designated to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women – past and present. It is a focal point in the movement for women’s rights as well as a day for a global call to action demanding gender parity in the role of women in the society.
In commemoration of this year’s #InternationalWomensDay celebration, a coalition of partner organizations (Clean Technology Hub, in partnership with TechHer and Society of Igbo Professionals) is running a digital campaign with the theme: “NWANYỊ BÙ ÍFÉ.” Nwanyị bù ífé is an Igbo phrase that translates to: “A Woman Is Valuable.”
The focus of the campaign is to identify, celebrate and amplify the visibility of Igbo Women who are innovative, phenomenal & are selflessly enhancing the well-being of people in their community and beyond. Igbo women are universally acknowledged for their display of exceptional bravery, unity and excellence in all spheres of lives: academia, business and commerce, public service, religion, STEM, creative and literary arts etc.
#InternationalWomensDay Based on historical precedence – from Aba women’s riot, Flora Nwapa’s advocacy for children, widows & survivors of the Biafran war, and to the present day, contemporary Igbo women have continued to break boundaries and chart new courses, even in the face of daunting challenges.
Join us today, to celebrate these 20 illustrious Igbo women who are the true definition of “Nwanyị bù ífé.” #InternationalWomensDay