The Women’s Day is celebrated on the 8th of March every year, a tribute to those women who are strong, beautiful, and determined to make a difference – for themselves and those around them.
Traditionally, women were believed to be the weaker gender, a disadvantaged minority. They’d work harder, longer hours and still be underpaid as compared to their male counterparts. A movement began in early the 1900s to address this disparity, and it’s encouraging to see how the world has evolved to accommodate equal rights for women.
In 1910, during the International Conference of Working Women, the idea of an International Women’s Day was introduced which was unanimously supported by most attendees. The first ever International Women’s Day was hence honored in 1911.
Over a century later, the world is a different place. Women can be seen in offices, in schools and universities, in governments and other important positions. While their numbers are still not equal to those of women, the change movement has nevertheless begun.
Every year, Women’s Day is celebrated to honor women who are doing it all. They’re breaking stereotypes, excelling at typically male-dominated roles, and even nurturing an adorable family. They’re being who they are, in full splendor and beauty.
While different countries celebrate Women’s Day in different ways, it is quite common for men to present small gifts to the women in their lives be it their mother, sister, wife, or colleagues. The tradition sees this act as a display of respect, honoring her sacrifices and strength.
We all want to see the world where peace and equality prevails. So be a part of the movement. Make the world a safer place – for her and for him.
Do you think the women are more empowered now? Let us know about your thoughts.