Today, March 8th, 2019 is International Women's Day.
What does this mean? How did it all started?
It is the global movement that applauds women's achievements in their social, cultural, economic and political victories. This movement has taken place since their first meeting back in 1911.
This day is all about the unity, celebration, advocacy and action. It is every single action we take daily to be counted as equals; from a job opportunity to education and healthcare.
This movement brings together governments, businesses, charities and many more organizations world wide. The United Nations officially recognized International Women's Day in 1975.
In 2011, U.S President Barack Obama declared the month of March to be Women's History Month taking the IWD movement even further.
There is still so much to be accomplished worldwide for women from all nations to be truly recognized in all areas of our lifestyles. From our women in government to women in science. It is an every day fight we have to keep up with, it is us looking out for our own. It is the fight against all the many women who are made to stay home, the ones without the right to vote, the right to healthcare and basic human rights. It is our daily fight against women trafficking, domestic violence, child marriage and to have more representation around the world.
For more information on IWD you can visit www.internationalwomensday.com
You can check out local events and activities in your area to mark the celebration on International Women's Day.