From where we’ve been, to where we are- let’s celebrate being the most powerful people on Earth. Women should celebrate how special they are every day and I’m glad that The United Nations began celebrating this special day on 8 March during International Women’s Year in 1975. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women’s Day is a national holiday
“Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of a man at twice its natural size.” Virginia Woolf
Women have long been suppressed by various cultures and in the twenty first century it is time for women to realize their inner power.
This Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.
This year’s theme, “Equality for women is progress for all” emphasizes how gender equality, empowerment of women, women’s full enjoyment of human rights and the eradication of poverty are essential to economic and social development. It also stresses the vital role of women as agents of development.
International Women’s Day is a day celebrated all over the world. This is a special day when women are recognized for the achievements they have made without regarding language, ethnic, national, economic or cultural divisions. This is an occasion for reflecting on past accomplishments and struggles. It’s, more importantly, a day for looking forward to the latent potential and opportunities waiting future generation of women. The Day emerged first from activities of labor movements at the beginning of twentieth century across Europe and North America. The UN has promoted women participation as equal partners with men to achieve sustainable peace, development, security and basic human rights.
So ladies celebrate and let your inner goddess come out!
Here are some lovely quotations about women.
• A woman should be an illusion. – By Ian Fleming
• A beautiful woman must expect to be more accountable for her steps, than one less attractive. – By Samuel Richardson, Writer
• Fighting is essentially a masculine idea; a woman’s weapon is her tongue. – By Hermione Gingold
• A woman’s hopes are woven of sunbeams; a shadow annihilates them. – By George Eliot
• As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world. – By Virginia Woolf
• Because man and woman are the complement of one another, we need woman’s thought in national affairs to make a safe and stable government. – By Elizabeth Cady Stanton
• Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men. – By Joseph Conrad
• Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself. – By Oprah Winfrey