Happy International Women’s Day!

Posted: March 8, 2012 in Uncategorized

By Hanna Munin

March eighth is an international holiday celebrated for a gender worldwide since the early twentieth century. What is this holiday? It’s International Women’s Day! On this day, women world wide are to be appreciated for their contribution to the world through business, politics, medicine, education, and so much more. In fact, in Russia men buy flowers for the women in their life on this day and tell the women in their life how much they appreciate them. Sounds awesome, right?
    International Women’s Day has been celebrated on March eighth since 1914. This holiday is recognized in countries such as Mongolia and Zambia. This holiday is also observed by the United Nations as a day to recognize the contributions women have made to society as well as the progress that has been made for equality of women. Take today as an opportunity to recognize the women in your life that have made a difference. That person may be a family member, a teacher, or even a celebrity. No matter who it is, take a moment to thank them for the inspiration they have given you and the work they have done to give women a voice in the world. There is so much more work to be done for the equality of women including equal payment of women in the workforce and the ending of violence against women.
    This year’s theme is Connecting Girls: Inspiring Futures. So if you can, take the opportunity to talk to a girl in your life about how she makes a difference in the world. Talk to her about how she can make a difference in the future and bring women equality in the workforce and politics. Take this day as an opportunity to celebrate!

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