March 8 is International Women’s Day, a day that has been celebrated since the early 1900s. It is now an official holiday in many countries around the world, where in some it is equivalent to Mother’s Day. On this day, thousands of events are held to celebrate women’s achievements and inspire young women. Learn more on the International Women’s Day website.
Why do I think that International Women’s Day is important? Because as far as women have come, we still have so far to go, especially in many areas of the world. Hopefully by recognizing women’s achievements we can show that we have the abilities to achieve anything we long to do, if we aren’t held back by misguided thinking.
It all begins with education. Once each girl is able to receive a full and proper education, she will have a much greater ability to reach for the stars. Things are getting better little by little but we have to keep the momentum going.
Most importantly, women need to help other women. We have to stop putting each other down and exacerbating the so called “mommy wars”. Until women unite, we will never get as far as we want.
Check out this video to see how you can help less fortunate women:
Happy International Women’s Day!
See also: Malala Day – Support Education for Girls
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