MUSCAT — The Sultanate, along with the world, will observe and celebrate International Women's Day today. “Today, March 8, of every year marks a day which is dedicated to women regardless of their race, language and culture. In fact, women advancements and achievements occur on a daily basis. The Omani woman is the focal point of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said's government, guaranteeing her equal rights and opportunities. March 8 allows us to reflect and acknowledge these accomplishments. “The wise leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said recognises the important role in the empowerment of all Omani women in all sectors of the society. Omani women are the foundation of support for their families, and are at the forefront in every sphere of life.