International Womens Day
is celebrated globally on the 8th of March every year, and it is a day to recognize and celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across the world. It is also a day to reflect on the progress made towards gender equality and the work that still needs to be done. Women have been achieving remarkable milestones in different fields for decades, and in this blog, we’ll highlight some incredible achievements by women in motherhood, sustainability, eco-living and world peace.
Motherhood is one of the most challenging jobs in the world, and yet mothers continue to inspire us with their selflessness, compassion and resilience.
One example of an incredible mother is Malala Yousafzai’s mother, Toor Pekai, who inspired Malala’s fight for women’s education in Pakistan. Despite threats to her family’s safety, Toor Pekai stood by her daughter’s side and supported her in her advocacy work. Malala eventually became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate in history for her efforts in promoting girls’ education.
Sustainability is a critical issue that has gained global attention in recent years. Women have been at the forefront of promoting sustainable practices, and their efforts have been critical in shaping our collective future. Wangari Maathai is one example of a remarkable woman who championed environmental sustainability. She founded the Green Belt Movement in Kenya, an organization that has planted over 50 million trees in the country, making a significant impact on climate change. Her efforts earned her the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004.
Eco-living is an emerging trend that focuses on reducing our environmental footprint and promoting sustainable living. Bea Johnson is a leading advocate for the zero-waste lifestyle and has inspired people around the world to live more sustainably. She developed a methodology called the 5R’s (Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot) which she uses to reduce her family’s waste to a single jar every year. Her efforts have shown that living an eco-friendly lifestyle is not only possible but also rewarding.
Women have played a vital role in promoting peace and security across the world. In 2011, Leymah Gbowee won the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts in promoting peace in Liberia. She was one of the leaders of the Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace, a movement that played a critical role in ending the Second Liberian Civil War. She inspired women to join together and demand peace in their country, and their efforts were successful.
Our Final Thoughts
International Women’s Day is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the incredible achievements of women in different fields. These women and many others have made significant contributions to their communities, countries, and the world. They serve as an inspiration to all of us to work towards a more just, equal and sustainable future.
Let us all take a moment to appreciate the women who have come before us and those who continue to make a positive impact on the world.
Happy International Women’s Day!