International Women’s Day is an annual event that celebrates all the amazing things women have achieved. Bollywood celebrities take this day as an opportunity to open up and share their views about women’s empowerment. They take pride in influencing people to spread messages of hope and betterment. Actress Shama Sikander has always opined on women’s rights, and this year, she shares how she hopes the future will bring a much better world for women.
Actress Shama Sikander says “This year’s theme talks about how technology and education in the digital age can help the empowerment of women and girls across the world. Technology is the greatest tool for progress in today’s era. If used properly and through it, women should learn to be safer, stronger more empowered because they can see the world at their fingertips today. This abundant knowledge that exists online is incredible. We never had that earlier. If they really consume the right content and absorb and practice that, bringing it into their daily interaction, they can achieve anything and never take it for granted. Right knowledge is the true power, and that’s why I said if the internet is used correctly and consciously. Today is better than yesterday, and I’m positive tomorrow is better. When all women feel comfortable and safe in being themself, I wish for a time when we read the news and find no more crimes because we all are healed and happy.”
It is a way to show how women have and continue to influence the world. As well as celebrating brilliant women, it’s also used as a day to highlight and raise awareness about issues that women have faced in the past and still face today.