Next Sunday (8th March) will be International Women’s Day. This special day is a chance to come together and recognise the incredible contributions of women, and an opportunity to celebrate their achievements culturally, socially and politically.
Globally, International Women’s Day has been observed since 1911, celebrating and remembering the many inspiring women throughout history.
In the twenty-first century Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner of all time, has become an icon in the battle for girls’ rights. At the age of 15, an attempted assassination was made on her life for demanding an education for herself and other girls.
There are many well-known women around the world, both past and present, who have forged a path for their peers.
But we mustn’t forget those who are not so famous.
The women who work tirelessly, without recognition, to make the world a better place. Those women who are just as inspiring.
However you choose to celebrate International Women’s Day, enjoy the day.
Here’s to strong women.
We may know them.
We may be them.
We may raise them.