INTERNATIONAL Women’s Day is this week, and it celebrates all things female, commemorating the movement for women’s rights. It will be marked with marches, hashtags and events up across the world, and in homage here are some inspirational quotes from powerful women. What is International Women’s Day? The day has been around for more than 100 years and celebrates the achievements of women. It falls on the same day every year, March 8 (this Friday), and the theme for this year is #BalanceforBetter. Women around the world, from businesses to charities, unite together. Eleanor Roosevelt Born in 1884 she was the longest serving First Lady of the United states, from 1933 to 1945, she was a politician, diplomat and activist. She died in 1962. “Well behaved women seldom make history.” Judy Garland An actress, singer and performer, she was born in the US in 1922, and died aged 47 in 1969, but is most remembered for her role in The Wizard of Oz, aged 17. … [Read more...] about International Women’s Day quotes – inspirational words from J.K. Rowling, Michelle Obama and Beyoncé to mark the date
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0 Have your say It was American philanthropist Melinda Gates who said, “A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman.” To have a voice you have to have a choice and championing the cause for women’s services in the north west for the last 30 years has been charity Lancashire Women.The charity underwent a re-brand last year, formerly known as Lancashire Women’s Centres and chief executive officer Amanda Greenwood says it was an important shift to help better encompass and represent the 6,500 women they have supported, encouraged and enabled through their work.Ultimately the vision has not changed since the charity was founded in 1985 and that is simply working towards a Lancashire where all women and girls, regardless of their background and upbringing are valued and treated as equals.This week will mark International Women’s Day 2019 to be celebrated on March 8 and the theme behind this year's event is #BalanceForBetter Read … [Read more...] about International Women’s Day 2019: Lancashire Women charity and how they help women in Lancashire to find their voice
International Women's Day is a worldwide event that calls for gender equality. It is a day that celebrates women's achievements all around the world in areas from political to social. Every year on March 8, governments, women's organisations, corporations and charities come together to mark the day with talks, art performances, network events and marches. Where did it come from? On February 28, 1909, the Socialist Party of America organised a Women's Day in New York which saw 15,000 women march through the city demanding voting rights, better pay and shorter working hours. In 1910, leader of the 'women's office' for the Social Democratic Party in Germany, Clara Zetkin suggested that every country should celebrate women on one day every year to push for their demands. 100 women from 17 countries took part in a conference agreeing to the idea to promote equal rights for women. The following year, on March 19, 1911 International Women's Day was marked for the first time by over a million … [Read more...] about International Women’s Day: when is it and why do we celebrate?
FOR more than 100 years, International Women’s Day (IWD) has celebrated women’s achievements, from political to social, while calling for gender equality and making a positive difference for females.And this year’s theme #BalanceForBetter, is again a nod to the global push for professional and social equality.Described as a ‘business issue’, the aim of the slogan is to encourage gender balance in boardrooms, in the media and in wealth as a way for economies to thrive. First observed in 1911, IWD is now recognised each year on March 8, and is not specific to one group, but brings together women’s organisations, governments, corporations and charities.IWD is marked around the world with conferences, networking events, rallies, talks and arts performances.Gloria Steinem, world-renowned feminist, journalist and activist once said: “The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organisation but to the … [Read more...] about International Women’s Day 2019 – A global push for gender equality
International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements – from the political to the social – while calling for gender equality. It has been observed since the early 1900s and is now recognised each year on March 8. It is not affiliated with any one group, but brings together governments, women's organisations, corporations and charities. The day is marked around the world with arts performances, talks, rallies, networking events, conferences and marches. But how did the celebratory day begin – and what are women uniting against this year? Here is everything you need to know. How did it start? It’s difficult to say exactly when IWD (as it’s known) began. Its roots can be traced to 1908, when 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding voting rights, better pay and shorter working hours. A year later, the first National Woman’s Day was observed in the US on February 28, … [Read more...] about International Women’s Day 2019: How the day began and why the fight for women’s rights is still necessary