Happy International Women’s Day! International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on March 8th, and we’re excited to be taking a more active role in participating in the celebration of this important day this year.
Women’s Day has been observed since as early as 1909, when the Socialist Party of America sought to remember the strike of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union that took place one year prior. Women’s Day takes on various forms of celebration around the world, but is chiefly grounded in the political and humans rights theme designated by the United Nations. The UN’s official sponsorship since 1975 aims to promote the political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide. Despite over a centennial of struggle since the holiday’s inception, however, it is estimated that the world will not fully see gender parity for another 117 years.
Despite glooming figures, there is hope and growth in the movement. We are seeing significant changes happening around the world; even the small moments make an impact in this global fight. Today we celebrate these great achievements for and by women, because unfortunately the apparent gender gap indicates that it’s simply not as easy to be a woman in our society today. Let’s continue working towards providing equal opportunities for all. Let’s celebrate women. Happy International Women’s Day.
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