Miss Farah

How to Celebrate International Women’s Day!

Posted on: March 8, 2010

March 8 is now designated as the annual celebration of the political, economic and social achievements of women who continue to struggle in so many countries to live on an equal basis with men. The day recognizes women’s contributions, especially in the undervalued roles of keeping a home and raising children.

What can we do, on this day, to bring meaning to what has been achieved, and a measure of the distance still to go? Here are some suggestions:

  1. Educate yourself on the progress of the women’s movement. Learn what has been achieved, what still needs to be done, what actions are being taken and where very little is happening.
  2. Participate in activities organized in your locality. Join parades and other activities organized in your locality even just to cheer the women who try their best to make the celebration more meaningful.
  3. Have a day of celebration. Organize a party in your office or in your home to celebrate the acts of courage and determination of women in the past and present, what they have done and continue to do to achieve equality of status with men. In your church, mosque, synagogue, ashram or temple, bring the women together to explore how you can reach out to other countries to give the poorest of women the hope of a chance for their children.
  4. Recognize women’s roles in your own life. Look back in your own experience and review the influence women had in your own life. Thank them for their contribution. If they have caused some pain, try to stitch up that rip. Recognition brings to consciousness the effect women had on your own growth and being aware allows you to bring this to the surface so the positive can be recognized and the pain healed. Talk to your spouse, sister, mother, and grandmother about how their lives have changed so you get some sense of momentum in the achievements of all women at least in your society. If you have sons and daughters, include them in the conversation.
  5. Honor the women in your life. There are women in your home and in your office who will appreciate being noticed on this day. Let them know how much you appreciate them. You can bring them ALL a flower.
  6. Just hang out with women and enjoy them. Women are distinct from men in so many ways, so just by being with them, you become more conscious of the gifts that women are to our world. Then, it is a lot easier to celebrate this day. And don’t sit whining and whinging about how bad things are. Do something. The lot of women in the world is so much more engaging and important than the petty inconveniences that most people able to read this “How To” will ever experience.

Article taken from: www.howtodothings.com


2 Responses to "How to Celebrate International Women’s Day!"

A current event to add to the list of things to celebrate today: An Oscar Win for International Women’s Day! Pretty nice timing, no?

it sure is…thanx for sharing this 🙂

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