International Woman’s Day
posted by: Joan Vine | on: Monday, 8 March 2021, 08:20
International Woman’s Day Monday 8th March: International Women’s Day is celebrated all around the world, delighting in the remarkable achievements of women. It also is a day to mark the call for action against gender inequality.
The day is annually held on March 8th every year to highlight, women’s achievements, the awareness of inequality and for fundraising for female- based charities
This year 2021 the campaign is ‘Choose to Challenge’ for it is only through challenge that change will occur. International Women’s Day has been held for well over a century with the first gathering held in the year 1911. The symbolic colours for International Women’s Day are Purple, Green and White. With Purple signifying justice and dignity, Green signifying hope and growth, and white represents the controversial concept of purity! The colours were chosen by the Women’s Social and Political Union in the UK in 1908.
The struggle for equality belongs to no one woman in particular, nor in any specific organisation, rather than all those who campaign for equal rights. We need positive change for women, and there are lots you can do to help. You can host and event, run a campaign rather like the Mothers’ Union movement, make know the achievements of women or donating to a woman or girl’s charity, and although times are difficult this year, you can always find a way to support IWD. Do we still need an International Women’s Day – WE SURE DO – for only over the last few weeks we have been hearing how women are unable to function on a par with men owing to the pandemic situation… so this is no time to relax and put your feet up, for it looks like it will be many years yet before women gain true equality. So we can all do our bit – Keep alert, keep fighting for justice.
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