We Choose to Challenge State & Society Should Create Protection Networks for the Female Sector – Veronica Artola Jarrin – Central Bank of Ecuador Resilience of Women Is Pivotal in Facing the COVID-19 Pandemic – H.E. Silvana Abdo – First Lady of Paraguay 8 African Women against the Practice of Female Genital Mutilation “If you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader” Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala confirmed as WTO Chief

When I first came across the theme of the international women’s day for 2021, I pondered about the word challenge and why it fits into the theme of a global day set aside to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. As I pondered over this, my mind went on a trip down memory lane and reflected on the challenges women have faced in the fight for gender parity. These thoughts stirred up a heart of humility and gratitude for the contributions and involvement of Amazons Watch Magazine in that fight in the past 6 years.