Happy International Women's Day! Today marks the 100th anniversary of the celebration. Hundreds of events occur not just on this day but throughout March (Women's History Month in the US) to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women.
"Why dedicate a day exclusively to the celebration of the world's women? In adopting its resolution on the observance of Women's Day, the General Assembly cited two reasons: to recognize the fact that securing peace and social progress and the full enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms require the active participation, equality and development of women and to acknowledge the contribution of women to the strengthening of international peace and security. For the women of the world, the Day's symbolism has a wider meaning. It is an occasion to review how far they have come in their struggle for equality, peace and development. It is also an opportunity to unite, network and mobilize for meaningful change."
Take the time today to celebrate the amazing women and girls in your life and the many who came before them.