Since the earliest days of its history, International Women’s Day has been a day for women to unite for a common cause. The first International Women’s Day was celebrated in 1908 when a group of 15,000 women marched on the streets of New York, demanding their rights. Since then every year on March 8th the world joins hands together to support, inspire and motivate women across the world.
The logo of International Women’s Day is the symbol of Venus. The symbol is colored purple which symbolizes dignity and justice, two important goals to achieve for all women, everywhere.
Women activists have been rising up to create a better world and persisting in the face of adversity. From the women who came to protest World War I to the sisters who shared their #MeToo stories on social media, from “Las Mariposas” who became symbols of feminist resistance when they protested the Dominican Republic dictatorship in 1960 to the Kenyan women of the Rendille community, who banded together to protect their lands when investors came in and claimed it as their own.These are just some of the women who have changed our world by rising up to claim their rights and to protect the rights of others.
Now is an important time in our history when we need to do everything possible to help forge a more balanced world. Today, we at LuLuBdesign are reflecting on how far we’ve come and how far we still have to go to achieve equality and we're celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements that women have made. We’ve come a long way baby, and there's still a lot more to be achieved.
How will you help make a difference?
Be present, be playful, be divine
"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights." ~ Gloria Steinem