Hoorah for Women
Celebrating b International Womenb s Day is about supporting women to give voice to their visions. b Progress for women is progress for allb . After 14 years and three failed attempts, the Indian Government will vote on Monday to begin the legislative process for enacting a law for women. Hopeful that a new page of history can be written on the International Womenb s Day. On Sunday fresh attacks were attempted on the womenb s reservation bill in its present form, however, it will be a landmark in the history of Indian women. International Womenb s Day has been observed since in the early 1900b s, a time of many versatile developments. The tradition sees men honoring their mothers, wives, girlfriends, colleagues, etc with flowers and small gifts. In some countries IWD has the equivalent status of Motherb s Day where children give presents as their token of appreciation.
The new millennium has witnessed a significant change and attitude in both womenb s and societyb s views about womenb s uniformity in all fields. Many from a younger generation feel that b all the battles have been won for womenb while many feminists from the 1970b s know only too well the long life and difficulty of unrest in statuesque. When women are adorning more boardroom, responsible positions in work and governments, greater impartiality in their rights have increased womenb s position as role models in many aspects of life have gained equality.
We do have female astronauts and prime ministers, artists, sports women, you name it and they adoring very powerful positions. They even work from home and have a family, although the most complex planning, strategy and working pattern is necessary to run a home. Women have many fruitful choices. Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. So make a difference, think globally and act locally. Make everyday International Womenb s Day. Do your bit to ensure that the future for your girls is bright, equal, safe and rewarding.We hear people in position admit that a b massive amount of workb remains to be done to close the pay gap between men and women. This is just one of barriers keeping women, whether they are Aboriginal women, women with disabilities, single women, single parents or women living in poverty, from realizing their full potential.
Have you ever thought of taking an average of the work and toil each woman go through globally? Many surveys and percentages in ratio and counting shows very pathetic stability and health factors . Females in many countries on average carry 20 liters of water per day over 6 km, by walking , Pregnant women in Africa are 180 times more likely to die than in Western Europe ,over 530,000 women die in pregnancy or childbirth each year ,Of 1.2 billion people living in poverty worldwide, 70% are women ,80% of the worldb s 27 million refugees are women ,Women own around only 1% of the worldb s land , Women are 2/3 of the 1 billion+ illiterate adults who have no access to basic education .Are we really celebrating International Womenb s Day??
Please hug the women and girls in your life today and appreciate their worth,value and importance in our lives.
Hoorah for Women