International Women’s Day 2021 — Celebrating Mrika Nikqi

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#OurHeroines:

This #InternationalWomensDay, we’re celebrating Mrika Nikqi, and other strong women and girls who inspire and speak up for an #EqualFuture! We join fellow EUNIC members and the European Union Delegation to the United Nations in saluting women who have expanded our sense of actual possibilities.

The official theme for International Women’s Day 2021 is “Choose to Challenge”.

“I set myself a goal climbing the seven highest mountains in all seven continents before the age of 18”, Mrika now recalls.

At only 17 years of age, Mrika Nikqi has become the youngest female on earth to climb the Seven Summits, the highest peak on every continent.

“When you climbing a big mountain, there’s a point where you want to give up”. But there’s something I can control in myself, she says. I make a decision, “No, I’m not going back. I’m going to keep climbing.”

International Women’s Day has been observed for more than a century since it began in 1911. A global day celebrating and recognizes the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women globally, and it’s a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.

This campaign is organized jointly with our fellow EUNIC New York members and partners, the EU Delegation at United Nations in saluting Mrika Nikqi, and all other strong women and girls who inspire and speak up for an #EqualFuture, and who have expanded our sense of actual possibilities. Below you can see more and celebrate #OurHeroines from across Europe!

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