HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!


Hi, friends!!!!

Hope you are all doing well! Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day, so I’ll be sharing some of my favourite things about today and some of my favourite quotes about International Women’s Day!

But, before I do that, I just wanted to thank all the women I know and have in my life. You all mean so much to me, and you all inspire me to be the best person I can be and encourage me to fight for a difference, not only for our future, but the future of our children. 

Today, let’s leave all the cattiness behind and encourage and empower each other! Let’s show each other that it’s time for a change. Let’s all be kinder, more respectful. Let’s have more encouraging and empowering and less bickering. We need this day. We need to stand together and fight for our future. We are all qualified. We are all smart, classy women. We are qualified to do what men do and should be recognized for our strengths. We need to come together to fight for a better tomorrow.


What is International Womens Day?


International Women’s Day is annually held on March 8 to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history and across the world. It is also known as the United Nations (UN) Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace.


International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. International Women’s Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe.

Since those early years, International Women’s Day has assumed a new global dimension for women in developed and developing countries alike. The growing international women’s movement, which has been strengthened by four global United Nations women’s conferences, has helped make the commemoration a rallying point to build support for women’s rights and participation in the political and economic arenas.

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We have been celebrating International Women’s Day since 1909, and while we’ve made great progress since then, the problem of gender inequality still persists around the world.


Why do we celebrate International Womens Day on March 8?


In 1975, International Women’s Day was celebrated for the first time by the United Nations. As a result, the General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming a United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace to be observed on March 8 every year.


Why purple?

Internationally, purple is a color for symbolizing women. Historically, the combination of purple, green and white to symbolize women’s equality originated from the Women’s Social and Political Union in the U.K. in 1908. Purple signifies justice and dignity. Green symbolizes hope. White represents purity, but is no longer used due to ‘purity’ being a controversial concept. The introduction of the color yellow representing a ‘new dawn’ is commonly used to signify a second wave of feminism. Thus purple with green represents traditional feminism, purple with yellow represents progressive contemporary feminism.

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How to celebrate International Womens Day?

There are many ways to celebrate International Women’s Day. Here are some ways to celebrate this beautiful day to empower women from all over:

This year’s theme for International Women’s day is #BeBoldForChange. #BeBoldForChange encourages men and women from all over to fight for gender equality.

Promote Gender Diversity in the workplace and and/or hold a little party to celebrate International Women’s Day. Talk, encourage and empower!

Reach out to the women in your life! Talk, encourage, empower and thank them for being in your life and how special they mean to you!

Join a Women’s March in your city!

Wear purple to show your support!


International Womens Day Hashtags

#PressForChange

#BeBoldForChange

#InternationalWomensDay

#InternationalWomensDay2018

#IWD

#IWD2018


International Womens Day Inspiration


Here are some International Women’s day related quotes to share on your Instagram stories. Feel free to screenshot and share with your family and friends and raise awareness to empower women all over!

If it won’t allow you to save or screenshot, check out the @ninetyfour87 Instagram and screenshot from there! I’ll be sharing quotes and all things related to International Women’s Day and empowerment all day!
















Do your bit to ensure that the future for women of all ages is bright, equal, safe and rewarding.

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Designer and Creative Director of NINETYFOUR87, a Canadian Clothing and Lifestyle Brand ⋆ Future Scientist (Neuropsychology) ⋆ Lifestyle Blogger ⋆ Dog lover ⋆ Carbs, Sarcasm and Sports Enthusiast

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