Friday, 7 March 2014

International Women’s Day – Time to celebrate...

International Women’s Day earlier known as “International Working Women’s Day” has been observed on 08th March every year. This is the time to thank Woman and it’s the celebration for their Social, Economic and Political achievements.

It’s really surprising if we look back the history of this day formation. The founding of this day was not a happy occasion to recall. It was the outcome of Women’s consistent struggle to earn the equal recognition. In early 19th century, Women working in factories were protesting for their rights, social security and better working conditions. Those days, the last Sunday of February was observed as International Women’s Day. In 1908, Women marched through New York City on 08th March, demanding better pay package, less working hours, and end of child labour. In 1914, International Women’s Day was held on 08th March as it was a Sunday. From thereon, 08th March has been observed as International Women’s Day. It was the outcome of Women’s consistent struggle to earn the equal recognition. Every year, on 08th March, thousands of events are held throughout the year to inspire Women and celebrate their achievements. The 2000 era has seen significant change on the society’s thoughts on Women. However, great improvements still need to be made.

“The origin of a child is a mother, a Woman…she shows a man what is caring, sharing and loving is all about” said Sushmita Sen, India’s first Miss Universe. How beautiful words it is. Women has various faces, caring wife, mother, daughter or sister, all the roles fits the women so naturally that she forgets to live it up for herself. She has countless sacrifices throughout her life. In-spite of continuous exploitation and injustice against Women in both domestic and work environment even today, she achieved several milestones in education, career advancement, and better economic conditions and so on.

We all together, make this Women’s Day to upgrade the rights of the Woman across the world. We shouldn’t stop just greeting them in this day, but help them to come up in all aspects wherever they aspire.

Happy International Women’s Day ! ! !

29 comments:

Christine Rains said...

Happy International Woman's Day to you too! Wonderful post. :)

Shelly said...

Yes- bravo!

Buttons said...

International Women's Day is so very needed to be celebrated we are lucky we live where we do.There is still much work to do. B

Inger said...

Why didn't I know about all this before? Well, I do now, thank you so much, and have a great weekend.

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: happy Women's Day. Keep in touch

JoJo said...

The Martha & the Muffins' song 'women around the world at work' comes to mind!

Nellie said...

Thank you for this post to remind us. There have been great strides, though there is still much to be done.

Olga said...

Thank-you for posting this!

NatureFootstep said...

seem to be a strong and powerful woman. :)

Mariodacatsmom said...

Great post. Very interesting too as we forget those things.

Launna said...

I didn't even know of International Woman's day until 2000 when my then husband who was from Russia bought me roses to celebrate the day... it then became popular in Canada too. Nice post :)

Julia said...

Happy International Woman's Day to all women and thanks for letting us know.

JB

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...thank you for stopping by and visiting with me and taking time to leave a comment before you left.

Happy weekend to you.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love it!

Celestina Marie Design said...

Great Post! Thank you for sharing.
Have a nice weekend.

Bob Bushell said...

Great stuff, let the rest of world reach out celebrate the 8th of March is a women day.

mail4rosey said...

I didn't realize there was such a day. Very nice words by India's first Miss Universe.

Other Mary said...

Thanks for sharing this!

Theresa Mahoney said...

Women certainly have come a long way! It's great to see how far we have come, but there is definitely room for improvement!

Catherine said...

A terrific day to be sure! Happy March! :)
xo Catherine

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

A great post

Victoria said...

Such a super-beautiful post and dedication...yay..fabulous tribute and wonderfully written....gorgeous image..Happy I.W.D to you too!
Hugs
Victoria

Christine said...

this is a beautiful post, thanks for sharing your views. There is still much to be done.

Pat Hatt said...

A day to celebrate indeed

Susie said...

And they call us the weaker sex...No way !! I like this dedication to working women. I was one for over 30 years. The housewife is the real working woman too. Gee she does it all. I worked as an electrician in skilled trades, then came home and cooked and did the laundry. Blessings to you, susie

Gail Dixon said...

Women have made great strides. Hope it continues!

fernvalley01 said...

Wow! nice post and a good reminder to celebrate women for strength and who we are. Thanks for stopping by my blog and your nice comment . I will be back

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Joy said...

Thanks for posting about woman's sacrifices.
Have a nice day. Thanks for visiting my blog:)

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