International Women’s Day

In 1942, Pittsburgh artist J. Howard Miller was hired by the Westinghouse Company’s War Production Coordinating Committee to create a series of posters for the war effort. One of these posters became the famous “We Can Do It!” image—an image that in later years would also be called “Rosie the Riveter”

DEAR WOMEN OF THE WORLD, HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY! March 8th in many countries of the world is called the International Women’s Day (IWD). It is a global holiday. It is not only celebrated in Eastern Europe, but also recognized all around the world. This holiday signifies social equality, emancipation, and human rights of all women everywhere. March 8th IWD Holiday is gaining strength globally and has been recognized by the UN. In the United States, March is dedicated Women’s month.

But the fact is even in today’s progress of our modern society many women in the world still paid less then men, women are still not presented in equal numbers in leadership, in business, and in politics. In the most recent fiasco in the United States of America an all-male panel of religious leaders testifying against contraceptive coverage for women infront of the House Oversight Committee hearing is a proof of regressive politics and a reminder that we still live in a world full of discrimination, inequalities, double standards, bigotry and hypocrisy.

As you may see today, in the 21st Century, we still have many reason to continue raise awareness and celebrate holidays such as International Women’s Day. So, let this fabulous sunny spring day of March 8th be the symbol of hope for the social justice, human rights and equality for all people in the world.

To learn more about the International Women’s Day, go to the website: www.internationalwomensday.com