International Women’s Day (IWD), celebrated each year on March 8, throws the spotlight on women and their rights. Beginning early 1900s, IWD is “a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality,” according to the official IWD website.
The theme of 2021 is Let’s all choose to challenge. “We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women‘s achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world. From challenge comes change, so let’s all choose to challenge,” states the website.
International women’s day quotes
A charming woman doesn’t follow the crowd; she is herself.” –Loretta Young
“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” – Michelle Obama, Former First Lady of the United States
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa, Activist.
“Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” –G.D. Anderson
“The best protection any woman can have is courage.” –Elizabeth Cady Stanton.