International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day is all over the news lately but what is it really about?
According to Internationalwomensday.com
International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
International Women’s Day (IWD) has been observed since in the early 1900’s – a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. International Women’s Day is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender parity. No one government,
NGO, charity, corporation, academic institution, women’s network or media hub is solely responsible for International Women’s Day. Many organizations declare an annual IWD theme that supports their specific agenda or cause, and some of these are adopted more widely with relevance than others.
International Women’s Day is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action – whatever that looks like globally at a local level. But one thing is for sure, International Women’s Day has been occurring for well over a century – and continue’s to grow from strength to strength.
How do we celebrate International Women’s Day?
According to Wikihow.com to celebrate International Women’s Day you can do the following:
- Educate Yourself – Learn the history and achievements of women all over the world. You can do some reading
, watch videos or go to local library and museum.
- Get Politically involved-donate to a local women’s shelter, participate in peaceful protest, look for marathons or walks or do some volunteer works
- Raise awareness-wear red, share your story or use social media
- Celebrating individual women-help out a close female friend or family member, tell a woman what she means to you and the most important thing thank the women in your life.
Here are some quotes from Pollylovesquotes regarding women:
Childbirth changed my perception of my wife. She was now the bloodied special forces soldier who had fought and risked everything for our family.
My wife is beginning to instruct me on means to retrieve dreams, and bit by bit, it does seem to be working.
The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love.