Today is International Women's Day (IWD), a global day connecting all women around the world and inspiring them to achieve their full potential. IWD celebrates the collective power of women past, present and future ...
IWD is an official holiday in Armenia, Russia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. The tradition sees men honouring their mothers, wives, girlfriends, colleagues, etc with flowers and small gifts.
Women have come a long way indeed. We have female astronauts and prime ministers, school girls are welcomed into university, women can work and have a family, women have real choices.
If you're a woman, reading my blog in the comfort of your home or office, please be very thankful for what you have. Spare a thought for the millions of under priviledged women out there who live under bleak and improvished conditions.
Get this! 800 million people go to bed hungry every day. Some 18 million people a year or 50,000 per day die due to poverty-related causes. That's 270 million people since 1990, the majority women and children, roughly equal to the population of the US.
What is there for us to complain about really?