Such intense words were spoken by a woman interviewed during a gathering in honor of International Women’s Day which is being celebrated today throughout the world. This special day of unity is about the struggles of women to participate in society on an equal footing as men. It is a struggle that has been quietly going on for centuries but incredibly this official day of celebration goes all the way back to 1909.
Today, International Women’s Day is even designated as a holiday in many countries. Over 512 events in 62 countries are officially listed on the International Women’s Day website’s list of events.
The words spoken by the women in this powerful video: Women Speak on International Women’s Day cut to the core of what this celebration has been about for the past century and how it has impacted every woman alive today.
Overwhelming memories of poverty, discrimination, violence and the complete absence of a voice now share the spotlight with clear signs of progress.
Amidst the darkness and struggles that still exist throughout the world, women now express a sense of power, compassion, wisdom, pride, dignity and solidarity.
As one women said: “Men should let women take over….we cannot do worse; I think we can do better.”
Truly, I think we already are.
Happy International Women’s Day to all. Thank you for all that you do!