Friday, March 8, 2013
International Women's Day - It's a Stone in the Lake
The first International Women's Day celebrated by the United Nations was in 1975. There have been celebrations, with events depicting many themes, in multiple countries over the years. Just to name a few Gender Equality, Women and men united to end violence against women and girls, Women and HIV/AIDS, Women and Human Rights and Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty.
While International Women's Day is a great accomplishment in of it's self the celebrations held every year all around the world are mighty swords in the war against women. Women suffer on a grand level and men are still revered higher than women in the majority of countries. Even here in the United States there is not complete equality, such as in the work place.
Holding these celebrations and acknowledging International Women's Day sounds like a stone in the vast lake of problem's women deal with around the globe each and every day, although that is far from true. Many people are touched in some way by this day and these events. Some will, in the future, plant a seed. A few will plant a seed starting today and a couple will be the seeds that make those tiny stones into boulders at the bottom of that lake of problem's!
On the arrival of each International Women's Day many join those who already dream or pray of a better life for all women in every corner of the earth! Equal rights of women have progressed right here in our own country. Achievements of women are worth investing in and celebrating!