Monday, March 8, 2010

International Women's Day: Celebrate Womanhood

"A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform." ~ Diane Mariechild

March 8 is a global celebration of International Women's Day. This year 2010, IWD marks its 99th Anniversary. It's a day that celebrates the achievement of women around the world - from the political, economic, cultural and social areas. This day also serves as a reminder of the equality struggle that women faces.

This year's global theme is "Equal rights, equal opportunities: Progress for all." However, groups and organizations may opt to use a different theme. Various events world wide are also held to continuously inspire and celebrate women's achievement.

In the Philippines, International Women's Day is anchored on the theme "Babae, Tagumpay Ka ng Bayan!". A theme that highlight's women's paving the way for women’s advancement and empowerment amidst major challenges.

For me, the most significant role that a women played in their lives is always felt at home - as a mother, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a grandmothers, a cousin, a friend.

Learn more about International Women’s Day here:

1. the official website
2. activities of the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women
3. PIA Run 2010. Pinay In Action’s charity run for women suffering from cancer organized by Senator Pia Cayetano

Let us all officially celebrate the many wonderful ways of being a woman, our achievements and our life. Respect and honor every women all over the world, not just today but everyday!

My heartiest wish to my family members, friends and all the women of this world.

Happy International Women’s Day!


Chris said...

ang galing ng timing nung nanalo sa oscar's best director is a woman! :D

Barkha said...

A happy womens day to you and all the women counterparts who have been so significant in your life.
Best Wishes

Me-an said...

Cheers to us..

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