International Women’s Day

7 Mar

This coming Tuesday (tomorrow) marks the 100th Anniversary Celebration of International Women’s Day, a global day to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women in the past, present and future. From ideologies that started with the suffrage movement of the early 1900’s, to the official creation of the holiday in 1910, International Women’s Day is currently celebrated in the United States and across the globe in 176 different countries and counting.  The celebration is recognized differently around the world from small, local performances and gatherings, to large-scale political rallies, business conferences and government events.

Through the decades women have made great strides in their campaign for gender equality and eliminating oppression, though there is still room for improvement. Hope for Women aims to decrease the economic divide between the earnings of men and women, a problem seen in developing countries as well as developed, and this celebration is just one more reason to appreciate the women in your life and around the world and understand what can be done to further promote equality. There is no better time to think globally and act locally to continue to improve our world for future generations of girls.

How will you celebrate the women who have touched your life this Tuesday?




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