As women, we are often known as “Super Heroes” to our friends and families. Throughout our lives we face many challenges in various forms. From facing heart-breaks when we are young to the challenges of motherhood. Through each challenge, we grow stronger and stronger. It’s our “battle wounds” and scars, which make us the strong individuals we are today. Through our busy lives, we only take one day out of the year to thank our Mothers for what they have done for us, but what about the rest of the women in our lives? Hence, we have “International Women’s Day” to celebrate not just the women in our lives, but the women who have helped make the world what it is today.
For those who are unfamiliar with “International Women’s Day” it was started in the early 1900’s as a Socialist political event as a way to help women raise their voices against inequality. As time progressed women of other countries soon started celebrating this holiday as a way for them to help raise their voices against inequality found in their homeland. In addition, women have also gathered in groups to form human rights organizations to help improve their country’s situations. Through such organizations, young women have had an opportunity to educate themselves to help further improve their communities. Leaders are developed from countries all over.
If one looks into history, they will find many female leaders who have left a mark in our society. Women such as Harriet Tubman, Louisa May Alcott, Amelia Earhart, Indira Gandhi, and Sunita Williams, were all women of different backgrounds who made history what it is. Young girls who aspire to become leaders or astronauts or even writers have great women to look up to. After her wedding, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge has become a new leader who young girls aspire to become. Queen Raina of Jordan is one such woman who is constantly in the news for her active involvement within her community. She has worked with well-known world leaders such as Nelson Mandela for to help bring awareness and improve the welfare of young children.
International Women’s Day is not just about celebrating the “Super Heroes” in our lives but is about celebrating the lives of the women through out history and of today. It is about celebrating the accomplishments of those women who have worked as hard as they have to make our lives a lot easier. They are world leaders, teachers, doctors, authors, etc, by profession, and yet have become Super Heroes to all of us. Let us celebrate the power of the woman by honoring these women with respect and love which they truly deserve.
For more information on “International Women’s Day” please visit http://www.internationalwomensday.com/
We at UrbanAsian would like to wish all the women a very happy “International Women’s Day.” Thank you for all your hard work and always inspiring us to do our best in all we can do!