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International Women's Day 2013

Friday, March 08, 2013

They are our mothers, sisters, wives and friends, daughters and with increasing recognition, they are our heroes. Today we celebrate women the world over who are making a difference - not just for the next generation, but for all of us today.

"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights" Gloria Steinem

(This a BIT tongue in cheek is only 1 year old)

And this 2013

Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women's craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more.
Many global corporations have also started to more actively support IWD by running their own internal events and through supporting external ones. For example, on 8 March search engine and media giant Google some years even changes its logo on its global search pages. Year on year IWD is certainly increasing in status. The United States even designates the whole month of March as 'Women's History Month'.
So make a difference, think globally and act locally !! Make everyday International Women's Day. Do your bit to ensure that the future for girls is bright, equal, safe and rewarding.

I wonder how many of my friends even recognized today as being International Women's Day in some way and yet in MANY countries it is a national holiday and women and daughter's are recognized in significant ways.

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    We celebrate Womans Day on the 9th of August in South Africa....and it is a public holiday.
    1923 days ago
    Love you
    1930 days ago
    Gloria Steinem, Betty Frieden. . . my heroines!

    Ready to save a horse! LOLOL I just LOVE your background! emoticon
    1930 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    Wonderful blog! Happy IWD. You deserve to be recognized as the great cheerleader you are! Thanks for sharing.
    1930 days ago
    Happy Women's day!!!
    1930 days ago
  • SAASHA17
    I remember it being huge in least we celebrated it..Mom went out with her friends and I would hang out with my friends:) Give mom a break from cooking...

    mom is cooking dinner while I type this:( for friends of I might make it up to her by taking her some flowers...Im glad I spent it with her...

    1930 days ago
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