Women’s Day – March 8th

Saturday, March 08, 2008 |

March 8th is the international women’s day and it is being celebrated throughout the world. Does anybody knows why it is so special?

In most countries around the world women do not have proper rights in society. Thus women's rights and women's day gain in importance today. It's the day to talk about women, their rights and their problems.
The day is an official holiday in Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, China, Cuba, Italy, Laos, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and Zambia, and is observed by men giving the women in their lives - mothers, wives, girlfriends, colleagues, etc., flowers and small gifts. In some countries (such as Romania) it is also observed as an equivalent of Mother's Day, where children also give small presents to their mothers and grandmothers.

In our life we come across women everyday in form of mother, sister, wife and so on. Our life is surrounded with women’s but less importance was given to women . Maybe because of the belief that women are given fewer rights than men, the world needed to celebrate a special day for women, for being a woman.

Some facts are

·Each year, more than 500,000 women -- at least one every minute -- die from pregnancy-related causes. The vast majority of these deaths occur in developing countries. An African woman's lifetime risk of dying from pregnancy-related causes is one in 16; in Asia, it's one in 65. In Europe, it's one in 1,400.

·Of 876 MILLION illiterate adults in the developing world, two-thirds are women.

·Of the more than 600 million school-age children in the developing world, 120 million primary school-age children are not in school; 53 percent are girls.

·In higher education, the level of women's enrollment equals or exceeds that of men in western Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and developed regions outside western Europe. But in sub-Saharan Africa and southeast Asia, women's enrollment continues to lag behind, with 44 and 38 women per 100 men, respectively.

·Half of the world's refugees and displaced people are women and girls. As refugees, they are particularly vulnerable to sexual violence while in flight, in refugee camps and during resettlement.

So we surely need Womens Day to spread the awareness about women.

Does this article intrests you then subscribe to FunLounge by Email


Most Related Posts