Mark those calendars! Make way for International Women’s Day. March 8th across the globe honors the almighty achievements and accomplishments of women in the workplace, home base and all corners of the world. Unlike America, some countries close government offices in support of International Women’s Day. Regardless, protecting and promoting women’s rights is the forefront of this ongoing battle, otherwise known as the goal.
The 2016 International Women’s Day official website comes in strong with the “Pledge for Parity” theme. Parity means ‘of being equal’ and Pledge, the furniture wax, has nothing to do with it. Although pledge as written in “Pledge for Parity” means to honor at best. The website shares a “Make A Pledge Now” button under a well-defined paragraph describing the pledge. This special day is actually good for women and, yes, men, because International Women’s Day is to push for equality, even when one gender receives a little more praise than the other. According to details, the World Economic Forum’s predicts to reach such a balanced goal by 2095, but then moved it to 2133. Not what the United Nations has in mind.
United Nations celebrates International Women’s Day with a closer goal and a different theme. “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up For Gender Equality” needs no introduction since the U.N. spells it out, literally. U.N. Women, formed since January 2011, is geared to women’s rights on all measures of equality, coast-to-coast/nation-to-nation.
One day, two themes, three times a lady on Facebook. Most likes goes to International Women’s Day Facebook page. Yet another modest number expected to rise. The posts support women accomplishments and achievements as International Women’s Day should.
The hidden perk is the second chance.
Men, did the last holiday flop? International Women’s Day could be Valentine’s Day, all over again! Don’t forget this time. You not only praise one woman but honor all of them on March 8th. Share your appreciation for what they do because sometimes they do it just for you. Eat out, dine in, visit a theatre, do whatever is required in celebrating the women in your life. Would it hurt you to buy a card? Only if you don’t.
If history taught women something, it would be to run like hell from it. Women were not treated equal, by any means, in the past. Why remind each other? The future holds a semi-close promise as shared by International Women’s Day website. Women are only 15 years away from busting balls — equally.
Happy International Women’s Day.