It was hard to miss today; mainstream news, as well as Social Media (read Facebook & Twitter), have been filling our news feeds with items related to International Women’s Day (IWD).
It is celebrated every year on March 8 with a more personal and traditional touch mainly in Eastern Europe and Russia, where men honour their mothers, wives, girlfriends, colleagues, etc with flowers and small gifts, as well as in a wider perspective, where women’s economic, political and social achievements (and need for improvements of those) are put in the spotlight.
This year, the UN theme for International Women’s Day 2013 is “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women“, while International Women’s Day 2013 has declared the year’s theme as “The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum“.
And all I can think is; why don’t we make everyday International Women’s Day? (and while we’re at it, let’s make everyday International Men’s Day, International Human’s Day, International Animal’s Day, International Earth Day, and so on… 😉 ).