“Every time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.” – Maya Angelou
Today Sunday, March 8th the globe takes part in acknowledging #InternationalWomensDay … A day, where we are given the opportunity to place the fragile future of our world’s women on the playbill of the International stage.
Since the early 1900s International Women’s Day has been observed and used as a pivot point for groundbreaking tides in the feminine revolution, which has been paving the way for great expansion in the rights of women, especially those in industrialized nations. But turbulence, partially spawn from the globalization of industrialization combined with the consistency of radical ideologies has prevented many women from reaching the helm of their potential in many corners of the world.
1908 brought about the critical debate amongst female oppression and inequality, riling a more vocal and active approach for women, by women in the name of change. When 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding better working hours, a pay scale more assimilated to that of a man’s and the right to VOTE– it fueled the female revolution which allowed us opportunities, such as wearing PANTS! Which we sooo take for granted today… Right, Ladies?
The first National Woman’s Day was observed across the United States on the 28th of February in 1909- it was in accordance with a declaration by the Socialist Party of America; the United Nations has held an annual International Woman’s Day conference to facilitate international efforts for women’s social rights and participation especially in political and economic processes are concerned; furthermore, 1975 was named ‘International Women’s Year’ by the UN.
In our new millennium, fueled by the Millennial Mill, the world has witnessed a significant shift in society’s thoughts, feelings and regard towards female equality. The plight of Women internationally has reached ends of the earth, where you may never have thought since decades of female persecution are inscribed into their resume. March 8th is now an official holiday in countries, like: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Madagascar, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal (for women only), Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia.
Each and every person, according to the laws of Humanity deserve the right to have an education, according to the UN’s theme for 2014 if we empower women, we will empower humanity. The UN has a goal… By envisioning a world, where females since childhood have the power to exercise her basic human right of choice, whether that be the ability to participate politically, producing her own income, living in a society where she not fears violence, discrimination and persecution due to her sex and the power of receiving an education.
Did you know… Across the world 31 Million Girls are not enrolled in school; In Africa, 70% of crop production depends on women, yet they only earn 2% of the land; OR that 120 million girls worldwide have experienced sexual violence and abuse, in the US over 80% of girls between the 8th and 11th grade will experience sexual violence?
Those 8 Women in the photo above inspire me every day, in one way or another, to be a better woman and help change the world for our world’s little girls, who will soon grow to be women…
On #InternationWomensDay ask yourself, who inspires U, to be a better WOMAN?!