Today marks the official celebration of International Women’s Day. The celebration is over 100 years old today (101 to be exact) and is celebrated in countries all over the world. In countries like Armenia, Mongolia and China, it is a public holiday and workers get the day off.
International Women’s Day is a day that started out as a call to issues that were facing women such as voting rights and social equality. Today, we still use this day to call attention to important issues facing women with End Hunger and Poverty being the UN’s theme for 2012.
We at loveisrespect are particularly interested in International Women’s Day because of how vital women’s movements have been in bringing the issue of dating abuse and domestic violence to light. Empowering women with movements like this one is exactly what we need in our work to end dating abuse.
To our female readers, take this day to celebrate your mothers, sisters, cousins, friends, teachers (and yourself!) and reflect on all of the good you do. You deserve equality and respect in all aspects of your lives, from work to relationships. Male readers can also celebrate the day with us by telling the women in their lives that they are appreciated and valued.
Read more at the International Women’s Day website.
Here are some fun/inspirational videos about Women’s Day: