Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Honoring Women

Today March 8th is International Women's Day, celebrating the achievements of women. International Women's Day has been observed since early 1900's. "The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights." Gloria Steinam This day is not meant for any one cause but a gender parity.

Here is a brief time line:
1908 The year my mother was born. 15,000 women marched in New York City for shorter work hours, better pay and the right to vote.

1913-1914 Eve of World War I Russian women observed their 1st International Women's Day Feb. 1913. Europe rallies against the war 1914, March 8th, 1914 support of women's suffrage.

2011 100 years - International Women's Day - 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland

2016 - Make everyday International Women's Day, make a difference and ensure the future.

information found from http://www.internationalwomensdays.org/aboout

Honoring the memory of my Mom who taught me to be strong

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