Women stay at home while men go to work. And if they do work, women are expected to be librarians, nurses, secretaries or teachers. Women do not need to go to college because they are expected to stay at home to: watch the baby, clean and cook. Women in politics even in jeans are a crazy idea. Not to mention, women are bad drivers and gossipy.
But gone are those stereotypes because women have proven their worth and served as great inspiration to many. Tomorrow March 8th, the world celebrates the International Women’s Day (IWD).
With internationalwomensday.com’s 2014 theme Inspiring Change, it calls for challenging the status quo for women’s equality and vigilance inspiring positive change. In today’s world, we have a wide selection of free communication channels. Anyone can voice out and advocate inspiring change for women’s advancement.
But it does not end there. Around 1,000 and more International Women’s Day events are held around the globe. Various corporations, women’s groups, schools, governments, charities and individuals share their exciting International Women’s Day events in internationalwomensday.com. If you have an event, do share it or search for events you can attend on their website.
Moreover, United Nations (UN) also takes part of the celebration and declares a yearly theme. If internationalwomensday.com’s 2014 theme is Inspiring Change, UN’s 2014 theme is Equality for women is progress for all.
The UN started celebrating IWD on 8 March 1975 which also was International Women’s Year. It was on December 1977 when the General Assembly proclaimed that on any day of the year a UN Day must be observed for Women’s Rights and International Peace. Thus, UN yearly commemorates IWD. In fact, this year it will be held in the UN headquarters in New York (Trusteeship Council Chamber) from 12-1 p.m. March 7th.
Happy International Women’s Day!