Every Year on the 8th of March, millions of women and men around the world join to celebrate International Women's Day.
Since 1910 in Denmark, IWD has been internationally recognized as the day to honor women in our society as they play a great role in the shaping and building of the society we live in today. The 8th of March is also a day that we share in advocating for the rights to work, vote, be trained, hold public office and end discrimination towards women.
Baden-Powell who in his report presented to the 3rd International Congress of Moral Education in 1922, also recognized the importance of the role women play in society; he states that: “ Women today are shares with the men in the work of the world. On them more than on men depend the healthiness both of body and mind of the future generation. The effective education of women is therefore at least of equal value with that of the men”.
Sharing in this years theme for the International Women's Day which is “Equal Rights, Equal opportunities: Progress for all”, let us join the international community in honoring women around the world who contribute daily through deeds small and large, at home or in the workplace, locally or internationally and continue to advocate for equal rights opportunities and indeed progress for all.
For more information:
Baden Powell, Education in love in place of fear