Does International Womens Day still inspire women to achieve more?
Do you see Friday 8th March 2013 as a day of celebration or a day that inspires you to do more?
Celebrated around the world what plans do you have to make this day special?
Around the UK alone there are 368 events taking place including Shining the Light on Women in Aberdeen’s International Communities, Open Poetry Reading in Belfast, Visible Women Empowering Girls and Women in Wales, and Typical Women in London to name but a few.
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International Women’s Day has been observed since in the early 1900’s, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.
Since 2000 International Womens Day has, in many countries, been celebrated with an official holiday and many traditions have sprung up including men honouring their mothers, wives, girlfriends, colleagues, etc with flowers and small gifts.
In some countries IWD has the equivalent status of Mother’s Day where children give small presents to their mothers and grandmothers.
Every year on the 8th March, there are thousands of events to celebrate achievements and inspire women globally. Many global companies now celebrate IWD day by hosting their own internal events and supporting external ones.
So make a difference, think globally – act locally!!
Make everyday International Women’s Day and do your bit to ensure that the future for girls is bright, equal, safe and rewarding.