International Women’s Day – a day to remind us who we are

Posted on: 08 March 2017

International Women’s Day not only unites all women around the world but more significantly marks the freedom of women from political, economic and social barriers. Today, Freda wants to remind us that we are still fighting for gender equality in all part of the world. This is a cause that women and man should fight for together.

In our society misogyny remain hidden: At home, at work, in the street. It’s harmful, it’s an illness, a sore.

Some countries don’t allow women to have a voice, to participate in the political and social life, to decide their own identity and have control over their body. Women and men should be unchained and destroy those barriers by working together and to recognise and understand that this fight hasn’t ended yet and still there is a lot to do to improve this attitude.

International Women’s Day is to remind us that we are more than our gender and our sex; we are mothers, sisters, wives, politicians, economists, doctors, we are part of this world.

Freda wishes to celebrate this important day by reminding all those women that have fought for equality and helped others.

Here are some incredible heroes:

photo credit: William J. Clinton Presidential Library

Maya Angelou-photo credit: William J. Clinton Presidential Library

Maya Angelou:

American poet, writer and civil rights activist. Died two years ago, her poetry influenced many women and American black community of today. Today is to remember that what you do in life for others it won’t be forgotten.

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”

“if you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it,  change your attitude, don’t complain.”

Helen Joanne Cox-source: WP:NFCC#4

Helen Joanne Cox-source: WP:NFCC#4

Jo Cox:

Member of British Labour Party, brutally shot by an extremist far-right man near her home (2016).

Cox not only was a full-time mother and wife but also, her altruism and love for vulnerable people, it defines what a great politician she was. she worked and supported the communities, fought for human rights and addressed issues relating the war in Syria.

Rita Levi-Montalcini-sourse:

Rita Levi-Montalcini-sourse:

Rita Levi-Montalcini:

Scientist and Nobel-prize winner for her work in neurobiology.  She has influenced our world today thanks to her discovery of nerve growth factor which inspired many young people.

“Above all, don’t fear difficult moments. The best comes from them.”

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