Happy Woman’s Day!

Today I am going to share with you a different kind of post –that has nothing to do with decoration- and I would like to dedicate it to all those women that have fought for this Day! I was ready to publish a new post when suddenly I said: “No, leave it for tomorrow”! Today is a special day for me and for all the women and I want to write a few words about that. We have to remember where this celebration came from and which the meaning of this day is! The answer will come in a while!

Melina Mercouri

First I would like to share with you some gorgeous quotes that I have read for the Woman’s Day!

“Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.” –Joseph Conrad.

“The test for whether or not you can hold a job should not be the arrangement of your chromosomes.” –Bella Adzug.

“By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacation-less class.” – Anne Morrow Lindberg.

“Women are the real architects of society.” – By Harriet Beecher Stowe

What is the meaning of this Day?

The celebration was established in 1910 with a proposal by German socialist Clara Zetkin during the Second International and was celebrated for the first time in 1911.

The reason for this global celebration of the protest was held on March 8, 1857 by textile worker in New York, which demanded better working conditions.

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Today is a day of protests around the world in support of equality, and to evaluate the position of women in society. Traditionally, associations for women’s rights activists, protest around the world to make known their demands for improving the position of women and to celebrate their victories and achievements of the movement.

But where is hidden this equality? When a woman requests for a job and the employer ask her: “are you married?” or “do you have any child?” and when the answer to one or to both of the questions is “yes”, then he just says: “I am sorry but you are not what I am looking for”! And so on….!

Every year 1.5 to 3 million women and girls lose their lives because of violence based on gender. Nearly half of women aged 15-49 in developing countries believe that a husband is justified to hit or beat his wife under certain circumstances, and 287,000 women die each year during childbirth due to lack of proper care.

At least 120 million women and girls have undergone female genital mutilation, and over 64 million women aged 20-24 worldwide, have been married before age 18.

Two thirds of the 775 million illiterate people in the world are women, and in 47 of 162 countries with data available, girls are less likely than boys to finish elementary school.

The International Women’s Day began as a celebration in Eastern Europe, Russia and the former Soviet bloc. Today, in many regions, the day lost its political meaning, and has become simply an occasion for men to express their love for women as with Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day.

All the girls around the world must have access to the education and all the women around the world must choose the life they want!

We deserve this day because we build the world. We bring the life in the world! I know that we couldn’t exist without men but is also impossible for a man to live without us! We demand respect as girls, as women and as mothers!

Happy Woman’s Day to all of you my ladies!!!

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