It’s International Women’s Day, so with an office full of hard-working women, we thought it would be appropriate to blog about the famous event, celebrated annually on March 8.
International Women’s Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day, is a celebration to encourage; respect, appreciation and love towards women across the globe for women’s economic, political and social achievements. IWD started as a Socialist political event, which merged in the culture of many countries, primarily Eastern Europe, Russia, and the Soviet bloc. However, unfortunately in some regions, the day lost its political savour after becoming a day for men to simply spoil their loved ones in a way similar to that of Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. In other regions, nevertheless, the political and human rights theme designated by the United Nations runs strong political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide throughout the years.
Thousands of events are held around the world to inspire women and celebrate their achievements – which, historically in the past, have previously been overlooked. Ranging from political rallies and government activities through to local women’s craft markets, theatrical performances and fashion parades, women come together to celebrate this joyous day – whilst search engine Google, has even changed its logo as tribute to the day.
“So make a difference, think globally and act locally!! Make everyday International Women’s Day. Do your bit to ensure that the future for girls is bright, equal, safe and rewarding” http://www.internationalwomensday.com/