International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year. It commemorates the movement for women’s rights. March 8 was suggested by the 1910 International Socialist Woman’s Conference to become an “International Woman’s Day.” 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.
As the world celebrates women and vows to empower them so do our celebrities and this is what they had to say this women’s day.
One from the heart ❣ 🙏🏼 https://t.co/RdQ4DbQWa2
— Sarmad Khoosat (@KhoosatSarmad) March 8, 2018
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In the last few years we have come across so many news, campaigns and debates regarding the rights a woman has. We have seen people talking about how women need to stand in this patriarchal world in favor of themselves, to raise the voices against the stereotypes of our society, to be what you are, to do what you want and become stronger for yourself. Be it #ArfaKarim, the youngest certified Microsoft professional, #RukhsanaParveen & #SofiaJawed, the power duo who grabbed medals representing Pakistan in #boxing at South Asian Games, #SaniaNishtar who is a world renowned #cardiologist, #NighatDad who is an Internationally acclaimed & awarded human rights activist or #AyeshaFarooq who is Pakistan’s first ever ‘war-ready’ female fighter pilot; all these woman have stories, struggles & achievements to share with all of us. It is not ONLY the gender I am proud of, it is the dismantling of the ill-thought social norm I am so happy about. How many woman will you have to thank to give credit for the position you & I are in? Staring from our mothers who gave birth to us, to our maids who also looked after us, to our teachers who taught us, to our nurses who gave us those band aids when we were hurt, to our women security guards at the airports, malls and elsewhere putting our security before their own, to the banking women who help you with all your queries when you are in dire need of financial assistance, to the women call operators helping you understand the issue with your cellular service or to the woman who is now your partner in life, carries ALL your burden with you, feeds you, loves you & looks after your children while you work? HOW MANY WILL YOU THANK? Remember, it requires all sons, fathers & brothers to affect lasting change; do your part! Happy #InternationalWomenDay2018 🙏 & #happybirthday Ayesha my little sister🎂🥂🎉