Get ready ladies, because International Women’s Day is coming in hot! Taking place on March 8th, 2019 and it’s a great time to shine! This day is meant to empower women all around the world for their contribution to society. It is also a day for women to fight for the right’s that they still strive to achieve every day. And most importantly, for women around the world, International Women’s Day is meant to be a day of celebration for women’s economic, political, social, and cultural achievements throughout history. Read on to learn more about this fantastic day!
Believe it or not, International Women’s Day has been celebrated since the early 1900s. The very first women’s day was acknowledged in the U.S. back in February of 1909 when Women took a stand to fight against unfair working conditions. This began an active thread of movements around the world, in which multiple countries ranging from Russia to Germany acknowledged International Women’s Day. The first year International Women’s Day was celebrated annually was in 1911, and it is now observed around the world every year on March 8th.
What Does It Mean?
Presently, the celebrated day is a call for women around the world to rise up and celebrate their achievements while also continuing the on-going fight for gender equality in their day-to-day life. Women from varying countries celebrate this day differently, but all in all, this day is for women to come together and feel empowered by the collective strength they gain from one another. For some women around the world, International Women’s Day may be a time to fight for rights they are still seeking. For example, women in Saudi Arabia still are not permitted the ability to drive, while the gender-equality bill in Russia is still under pending-review, and in most countries, equal pay between genders does not exist. While the stand that takes place on this day differs from women to women, the overall concept is clear. For women to come together, and demand what they rightfully deserve.
How can you celebrate?
International Women’s Day is a great day to celebrate being a woman! Perhaps the first step to celebrating recognizes that while we have come a long way since 1909, in some areas of the world, women still have a long way to go. Take this information in, and then make a stand for what it is you’re fighting for!
Join a march for something you believe in! You can choose to walk to bring an end to domestic abuse, march to end equal pay and stand up against social inequality. Joining a march this year is a great way to celebrate while also contributing to the ongoing stand that women take every day.
Make a donation to a woman’s refuge that you believe in!
Support women! Read books written by women, watch films directed by women, listen to female artists or visit local art shows held by women in your community. Empowering women helps empower you!
International Women’s Day is a call for you to celebrate your achievements, your fellow women’s achievements, and also to be grateful for the opportunities you have been given. You have a chance to rise up and take a stand for what you believe in, so grab it! Help fight the fight for women all over the world to achieve the right’s that we all deserve and be grateful that you have been given this excellent chance.
Nothing ever changes if we don’t try to make a change, and International Women’s Day is no excuse! While we do acknowledge this day as a way to celebrate how far we have come, we also must recognize how much further we have to go, and what it will take to get us there. So do your part this year, and celebrate your fellow ladies like you never have before.