Mar 9, 2011

Belated Happy 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day!

Oops, I forget that yesterday, March 8th, all women in the worldwide celebrate International Women’s Day. It’s a pity that my country doesn’t including countries that celebrate the day (that’s why I forget it!). But since I’m a part of women in this world and I’m also proud of being a woman, I write this post to convey my admiration and appreciation to all women that have done their best to reach their best achievement, in many fields in life. For me, the noblest woman’s job is being a mother to her children!

Throughout March, hundreds of events have been occured in more than 100 countries to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organizations, governments and women's groups around the world choose different themes each year that reflect global and local gender issues.

The global United Nation themes used for 2011 International Women's Day:
Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women.

In Indonesia, especially in villages, there are still many women that don’t have decent jobs. I think the main cause is the lack of education. There’s no equal access to education here, the education is too expensive for the poor in my country. Sigh.

IWD is now an official holiday in Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China (for women only), Cuba, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Madagascar (for women only), Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal (for women only), Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia. The tradition sees men honouring their mothers, wives, girlfriends, colleagues, etc with flowers and small gifts. In some countries IWD has the equivalent status of Mother's Day where children give small presents to their mothers and grandmothers.

I also linked this post to Nostalgia meme; since I convey greetings for them too.

Data source: & wikipedia

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