In honor of the International Women's Day celebrated tomorrow, March 8th I decided to treat myself to a present. I had a small tote full of tools and other stuff; it looked green, boring and kind of sad standing on my desk, So, I gave it a makeover! I took all kinds of flowers I had and glued them to the tote with a hot glue gun, added my name and it was done! Now it's really fun using it and every time I look at it I smile. You might say I'm crazy but every now and then from the corner of my eye it seems like the tote is smiling too…
A few facts on International Women's Day:
International Women's Day has been observed since in the early 1900's. Great unrest and critical debate was occurring amongst women. Women's oppression and inequality was spurring women to become more vocal and active in campaigning for change. Then in 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights.
Following the decision agreed at Copenhagen in 1911, International Women's Day (IWD) was honored the first time in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland on 19 March. More than one million women and men attended IWD rallies campaigning for women's rights to work, vote, be trained, to hold public office and end discrimination. On the eve of World War I campaigning for peace, Russian women observed their first International Women's Day on the last Sunday in February 1913.
In 1913 following discussions, International Women's Day was transferred to 8 March and this day has remained the global date for International Women's Day ever since. Since its birth international Women's Day has grown to become a global day of recognition and celebration across developed and developing countries alike. For decades, IWD has grown from strength to strength annually.
So make a difference, think globally and act locally!! Make everyday International Women's Day!
Treat yourself to a fun, great present!