International Women Day – Women Empowerment Discussion and Quotes
International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. It is a focal point in the movement for women’s rights. After the Socialist Party of America organized a Women’s Day on February 28, 1909 in New York, the 1910 International Socialist Woman’s Conference suggested a Women’s Day be held annually. After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917, March 8 became a national holiday there. The day was then predominantly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted in 1975 by the United Nations.
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT : IMPORTANCE, RIGHTS AND ADVANTAGES
Women Empowerment refers to the creation of an environment for women where they can make decisions of their own for their personal benefits as well as for the society.
1. Freely live their life with a sense of self-worth,respect and dignity.
2. Have equal rights for social and economic justice.
3. To make their own choices and decisions.
4. Get safe and comfortable working environment.
5. Have equal rights to participate in social, religious and public activities.
6. She believes that, “A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.”
WHY WOMEN EMPOWERMENT ?
1. Women population constitutes around 50% of the world population. A large number of women around the world are unemployed. The world economy suffers a lot because of the unequal opportunity for women at workplaces.
2. The main advantage of Women Empowerment is that there will be an overall development of the society.
Swami Vivekananda quoted that, “There is no chance for the welfare of the world unless the condition of women is improved, It is not possible for a bird to fly on only one wing. ”
3. Women Empowerment leads to decrease in domestic violence. Uneducated women are at higher risk for domestic violence than an educated women.
15 Inspirational Women Empowerment Quotes
1.) “A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.” — Madonna
2.) “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” — Helen Keller
3.) “Always concentrate on how far you have come, rather than how far you have left to go. The difference in how easy it seems will amaze you.” — Heidi Johnson
4.) “Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.” — Margaret Thatcher
5.) “As a woman, I have no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world.” — Virginia Woolf
6.) “Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” – Anne Sweeney (President of Walt Disney)
7.) “Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.” — J. K. Rowling
8.) “Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt (First Lady of The US, 1933 – 1945)
9.) “Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” – Sara Blakely (Founder of Spanx – Worlds Youngest Female Billionaire)
10.) “Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” — Mother Teresa
11.) “Every woman has the right to be beautiful.” — Elizabeth Arden
12.) “Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.” — Louisa May Alcott
13.) “I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity.” — Michelle Obama
14.) “I am willing to put myself through anything, temporary pain or discomfort means nothing to me as long as I can see that the experience will take me to a new level. I am interested in the unknown, and the only path to the unknown is through breaking barriers, an often painful process.” — Diana Nyad
15.) “I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” – Audrey Hepburn (Actress)
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