So as I am sure you’re aware we have a day dedicated to us WOMEN. That’s not to say we shouldn’t celebrate ourselves on a daily basis but well it’s nice to have a reason to stop and think about women everywhere…. So here at REIN we wanted to find out more about IWD here’s what we learnt….
“International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.”
In the 1900’s Apparently. The earliest celebration was held as a Socialist political event in 1909. It blended the culture of many countries primarily in Europe. It was declared a national holiday in the Soviet Union in 1917, and it spread to other nearby countries. It’s now even celebrated in many Eastern countries. Let’s hope a day soon it will be celebrated everywhere!
"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organisation but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights," says world-renowned feminist, journalist and social and political activist Gloria Steinem. Thank you Gloria you are a pioneer and a true inspiration to us here in the REIN studio.
International Women's Day is all about celebration, reflection, advocacy, and action - whatever that looks like globally at a local level. But one thing is for sure, International Women's Day has been occurring for over a century - and is growing annually from strength to strength.
We think EVERYDAY is International Women's Day! Find out more here.