International Women’s Day (March 8th)

On Wednesday we celebrate the women of the world.

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the women around the world. On this day many celebrate social, economic, political and cultural achievements of women from all races.

This day was first recognized in the early 1900’s according to the United Nations. It first emerged in movements across North America and Europe in 1909. Women marched during this time demanding more pay, shorter work hours, and voting rights. Which is very similar to what women across the world face today.

In some countries across the globe the holiday is similar to Valentine’s Day, with women receiving flowers and gifts from the men. In others, women will take to the streets to demand real policy changes, particularly in nations where women’s rights are newly under threat.

This year Women’s Right organizers in the United States have planned to turn the day into a” Day Without A Woman”.

 

With their successful march on Washington in January organizers are hoping for another successful day with the upcoming strike.

Implementing a theme has led to many successful marches. This year’s theme  is #BeBoldForChange.  “Call on the masses or call on yourself to help forge a better working world – a more gender inclusive world.” As stated on the International Women’s Day website.

Women have come far since the early 1900’s fighting for voting rights and equal pay. They have taught themselves to be strong and have a voice to men that they have to compete with. Young girls no longer have to be silent. They can be strong.

Be bold for change and keep up the good fight.

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Author: Angelique Williams

NYC Blogger. College Graduate. Love for Entertainment, Sports, Politics and anything where I can voice my opinion. Aspiring Journalist/TV Producer

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