More Than a Women's Issue...
Updated: Mar 16, 2019
International Women's Day was first observed in 1909 when an estimated 15,000 women marched in New York City demanding fair wages, labor standards and guaranteed voting rights, according to the International Women's Day website.
The day was pioneered by socialist and voting rights activists, and by 1911, more than 1 million people celebrated in the United States, the United Kingdom, Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland.
In 1975, the United Nations officially declared the year International Women's Year and made March 8 International Women's Day annually.
Gender equality, a greater awareness of discrimination and a celebration of women's achievements... Including reducing the global pay gap between men and women and making sure all are equal – and balanced – in activist movements, boardrooms and beyond... The race is on for the gender-balanced boardroom, a gender-balanced government, gender-balanced media coverage, a gender-balance of employees, more gender-balance in wealth, gender-balanced sports coverage... Gender balance is essential for economies and communities to thrive.
This is more than a women's issue or men's issue or global issue... It is a human issue and we are all a part of creating the world we live in.
How are you celebrating the strength, power, and kindness of the women in your life???
Commit to making International Women's Day YOUR day - and do what you can to truly make a positive difference for women everywhere!!!
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