“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”
– Judy Garland, American singer and actor
Today, the 8th March, is International Women’s Day, when we celebrate the economic, social, cultural and political achievements of women.
Look back – and look forward
In the last 100 years, women’s rights have come a very long way. Only recently we celebrated the incredible achievements of the Suffragettes with it being a century since women got the right to vote in the UK. Recently too we have seen women be permitted to drive in Saudi Arabia; the last country in the world which upheld the ban on women drivers until October 2017. But as the IWD campaign suggests we can’t rest on our laurels.
Now in its 107th year, the International Women’s Day initiative website says,
“Now, more than ever, there’s a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. There’s a strong call to #PressforProgress motivating and uniting friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.”
How can you make a difference?
Donate to women’s charities. Whether it’s time, money or clothing to a refuge. Use today to remember that there are women who are currently battling against various issues on a daily basis, and your donation could make all the difference.
Buy some flowers for a wonderful woman in your life, or someone who’s not feeling it at the moment. Show them you care.
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Get involved with the International Women’s Day movement; together we are stronger!