Happy International Women’s Day

Yep, it’s March 8th. Today is International Women’s Day. It’s also Women’s History Month in case you didn’t know. Did you know that according to the United Nations (UN) “International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political.” Isn’t that exciting?

Today is the day where we get to celebrate the successes of women around the world for their achievements on all levels. Women are doing it everywhere. The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”.

In the last year, we’ve seen so many changes in the US and globally. Women are changing the face of politics in the U.S. and speaking out against abuse in every location. Realistically, Hollywood will never be the seen. We continue to move forward knowing that we are paving the path for the future young women after us.

No matter where you live, you can make a difference. You have a voice. You are not alone. Advocate for yourself and those around you. One person can make a difference. You are that person.

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6 Replies to “Happy International Women’s Day”

  1. yesterday was marked by a strong debate between my Eastern European and Western European friends on how to celebrate Women’s day. I am French, and there we even call it Women’s Rights Day. Just to make things clear 😉 In the western part of Europe, this day is seen as THE day to fight for women’s rights and make it clear that the fight isn’t over.
    But in eastern European countries, Ex-USSR, Women’s Day is like Mother’s day or Valentine’s. Women get flowers and little presents from their husband/son/brother/male colleagues.
    This is so far from fighting for women’s right! but still this is the way they celebrate, and it should be respected.
    I have to admit that in my western European opinion, flowers just seem like a way of saying “you’re a cute woman who likes flowers and pink and ribbons, and you’re delicate, and that’s how women should be and stay”. The Eastern European ladies were defending their culture, of course, saying that this day is to celebrate women like we celebrate mothers, teachers, etc…
    Very interesting debate that we had. it shows how our culture formats us. I can’t get out of my French way of thinking on that one, I’m afraid :p

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