“Women’s equality has made positive gains but the world is still unequal. International Women’s Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiring further action.
“Inspiring Change is the 2014 theme for our internationalwomensday.com global hub and encourages advocacy for women’s advancement everywhere in every way. It calls for challenging the status quo for women’s equality and vigilance inspiring positive change.
“Each year International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. The first International Women’s Day was held in 1911. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organizations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women’s groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day.” – internationalwomensday.com
I’m glad we have an International Women’s Day and I think it’s a sad testament to our society that we need it.
The graphic at the top of this post depicts where I think women are as a global group. Here in the West progress has been made; however, there still is not a balance of power in government, business, religion and many other segments of our society. Until we can achieve a balance of male and female energies in policy decisions across our society as a whole, we will continue to be a people out of balance – our earth will continue to pay the price, as will we.
I’m not bashing men. Male energy is important – so is female energy. I’m advocating balance.
In some countries around the world women are not as fortunate as here in the West. Very little progress has been made for basic rights for women. It saddens me for the women involved and for all of us. What a waste.
Consider taking a moment on March 8 and think about where you stand on this issue. If you feel change is needed, what can you personally do to bring about that change?