March 9, 2015
In celebration of equity for women the annual International Women’s Day is alive and well. The acknowledgement that women today continue to make $0.77 cents and women of color $0.60 for every dollar of a man is still horrific. This day acknowledges the great work to be done and give voice to the inequities of women across the world.
International Women’s Day was first celebrated on February 28, 1909 in New York. “It was organized by the Socialist Party of America in remembrance of the 1908 strike of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union.”
“International Working Women’s Day, is celebrated on March 8 every year. “In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation, and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political, and social achievements.”
In New York the parade for equity was marked as landmark notice for equal pay. In Rome they marked the day as gender equity and the stoppage of violence against women.
Women gain equity women they see themselves as whole and powerful contributing members of society. The push for rights begin by gaining voice to overcome the objectification of women as leaders, sexual beings, mothers and workers. Let the work begin! Starting with you.