Saturday, March 13

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Hoorah for Women

Celebrating "International Women's Day is about supporting women to give voice to their visions. “Progress for women is progress for all". After 14 years and three failed attempts, the Indian Government will vote on Monday to begin the legislative process for enacting a law for women. Hopeful that a new page of history can be written on the International Women's Day. On Sunday fresh attacks were attempted on the women's reservation bill in its present form, however, it will be a landmark in the history of Indian women. International Women's Day has been observed since in the early 1900's, a time of many versatile developments. The tradition sees men honoring 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 presents as their token of appreciation.

The new millennium has witnessed a significant change and attitude in both women's and society's views about women's uniformity in all fields. Many from a younger generation feel that 'all the battles have been won for women' while many feminists from the 1970's know only too well the long life and difficulty of unrest in statuesque. When women are adorning more boardroom, responsible positions in work and governments, greater impartiality in their rights have increased women's position as role models in many aspects of life have gained equality.

We do have female astronauts and prime ministers, artists, sports women, you name it and they adoring very powerful positions. They even work from home and have a family, although the most complex planning, strategy and working pattern is necessary to run a home. Women have many fruitful choices. Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. So make a difference, think globally and act locally. Make everyday International Women's Day. Do your bit to ensure that the future for your girls is bright, equal, safe and rewarding.We hear people in position admit that a "massive amount of work" remains to be done to close the pay gap between men and women. This is just one of barriers keeping women, whether they are Aboriginal women, women with disabilities, single women, single parents or women living in poverty, from realizing their full potential.

Have you ever thought of taking an average of the work and toil each woman go through globally? Many surveys and percentages in ratio and counting shows very pathetic stability and health factors . Females in many countries on average carry 20 liters of water per day over 6 km, by walking , Pregnant women in Africa are 180 times more likely to die than in Western Europe ,over 530,000 women die in pregnancy or childbirth each year ,Of 1.2 billion people living in poverty worldwide, 70% are women ,80% of the world's 27 million refugees are women ,Women own around only 1% of the world's land , Women are 2/3 of the 1 billion+ illiterate adults who have no access to basic education .Are we really celebrating International Women’s Day??

Please hug the women and girls in your life today and appreciate their worth,value and importance in our lives.

10 comments:

sangeeta said...

Hi Sapna..
first of all accept my compliments on your wonderful writing , such great blogs you have.
thanks for your visit to my blog 'ayurveda on my plate' n i am sorry to respond late as i was caught up in some emergencies...
will be in touch with your blogs .

Jesson said...

Nice blog

Swatantra said...

Very nice!!

anilkurup said...

Good piece.
I agree with your views.
But empowerment bill or rights bill call it what ever alone will be of no value unless every girl in the land is educated and strive towards financial independence. What we have today is financial dependence, and that puts women at mercy.The opposite sex adepts in black-mailing women socially , emotionally and financially. When women can overcome these factors then the bill that was passed in parliament will be of value. Until then.................!!!!!!!!!!!!!

starry said...

Stopped by to say hello.you have a nice blog here.

A said...

Nice blog. My wife works with women too. I have already asked her to contact you for sharing issues/solutions.

Gulmohar said...

Thanks for visiting us at collaborative curry..you have an interesting space here...looking forward to hear from you more often :-)

A said...

When will we hear more from you?

R. Ramesh said...

baapree how do u manage so many blogs!!! best wishes:)

വഷളന്‍ | Vashalan said...

Sapna, congratulations on bringing out this topic...

Agree that the woman's participation in all fields has to be duly addressed... In my opinion there is one caveat for reservation. For the short term these measures will help. However, if women keep using reservation as means to get into the mainstream it will not improve the quality of what they do.

Reservation should not be considered as a right, but a short term privilege.

More importantly, women should strive for excellence and act as equal instead of leveraging on reservation. And eventually get their place in the society as equals to men. Given another option, I am always against reservation because it portrays a weakness while you don't have to. Be upright and get your place.

All the best.