January and February are truly the longest months of the year! The ever changing weather disasters we are experiencing all throughout the country definitely do not help. I am beyond ready for spring.
But March is here and the first thing that comes to my mind is International Women’s Day.
“International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year. It is a focal point in the movement for women’s rights. After the Socialist Party of America organised a Women’s Day on February 28, 1909 in New York, the 1910 International Socialist Woman’s Conference suggested a Women’s Day be held annually.”
But this date isn’t only celebrated in United States. This is an International holiday. A holiday I remember celebrating as a kid growing up in Bosnia. We did not have Mother’s day and instead celebrated all women on March 8th!
This year the campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2019 is #BalanceForBetter
“A balanced world is a better world. How can you help forge a more gender-balanced world? Celebrate women’s achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.”
What will you do to take action and accelerate equality?
Go on and STRIKE THE #BalanceforBetter POSE and post your #IWD2019 photo all over social media. Motivate and inspire others! Do whatever you can to truly make a difference for women everywhere. It starts with us!
Look for my Instagram post on Friday, March 8th www.instagram.com/hazel.eyes.mom
If you just want to share the message, you can do so as well. Click here to download your Selfie Card and spread the word.
For more information, events and how you can help – visit www.internationalwomensday.com