It's international women's day...
International Women's Day is celebrated every year on March 8th to recognize the achievements of women throughout history and across nations. This day is a celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, while also raising awareness of the challenges and inequalities women still face worldwide.
The origins of International Women's Day can be traced back to the early 20th century when women in many countries were fighting for their rights, including the right to vote, work, and be educated. The first International Women's Day was celebrated on March 8th, 1911, and since then, it has become a global event that is celebrated in many countries around the world.
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This year's International Women's Day theme is "Choose to Challenge," which is a call to action to challenge gender bias and inequality in all areas of life. It is a reminder that every individual has a role to play in creating a more equal world, and that we must all take responsibility for challenging gender stereotypes and advocating for gender equality.
There are many ways to celebrate International Women's Day, from attending events and marches to sharing stories of inspirational women in your community. You can also take action to support organisations that work to empower women and promote gender equality, or make a donation to a women's charity.
While progress has been made in the fight for gender equality, there is still a long way to go. Women continue to face discrimination, harassment, and violence in many parts of the world, and it is important to continue to raise awareness and advocate for change.
International Women's Day is a day to celebrate the achievements of women, but it is also a reminder that there is still work to be done to achieve true gender equality. By choosing to challenge gender stereotypes and biases, we can create a more inclusive and equal world for all.
Let's raise a dram to Women every day!