Türkiye on Wednesday marked International Women’s Day, with first lady Emine Erdogan saying the “building block of societies that look to future with confidence is the power of women.”
“I have full faith that we will overcome every difficulty with the determination of our women who are united in heart and mind,” Erdogan also said on Twitter.
“I congratulate all the International Women’s Day of all women who does not give up on creating and building the future despite the impossibilities,” she added.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu shared a separate message on the occasion, wholeheartedly congratulating “the International Women’s Day of the female members of our Ministry and all women.”
FM Cavusoglu emphasized women’s tenacity in the quake-hit region
“The earthquake disaster in our country once again demonstrated that women with their tenacity, resilience, and ability to quickly adapt to difficult conditions, will constitute our main strength in healing our wounds and restoring our homes,” he said.
He underlined that Türkiye “works resolutely to prevent discrimination and violence against women and to ensure that women have an effective say in all aspects of social life.”
“While celebrating the 75th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, our active contributions to the activities carried out at international and regional organizations to strengthen the status of women in all areas of society are maintained,” he added.
Importance of the education and progress of girls
Noting that the UN’s “digitalization” theme set for this year’s International Women’s Day “emphasizes the importance of women and girls’ access to the opportunities to gain knowledge and new skills provided by technology and digitalization,” he said joint efforts in this direction and the education and progress of girls, whom he called the leaders of the future, “constitute one of the main priorities in our age.”
“While celebrating the March 8, International Women’s Day of all women once again, I would like to express my gratitude to all women who have been at the forefront of the work carried out in the aftermath of the earthquake disaster, including those from other nations who extended their helping hand, and I commemorate our female martyrs with mercy and gratitude,” he added.