“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”
There is a huge history behind the celebration of “International Women’s Day”. Let’s take a brief look at it :
|1996||Celebrating the Past, Planning for the Future|
|1997||Women and the Peace Table|
|1998||Women and Human Rights|
|1999||World Free of Violence Against Women|
|2000||Women Uniting for Peace|
|2001||Women and Peace: Women Managing Conflicts|
|2002||Afghan Women Today: Realities and Opportunities|
|2003||Gender Equality and the Millennium Development Goals|
|2004||Women and HIV/AIDS|
|2005||Gender Equality Beyond 2005; Building a More Secure Future|
|2006||Women in Decision-making|
|2007||Ending Impunity for Violence Against Women and Girls|
|2008||Investing in Women and Girls|
|2009||Women and Men United to End Violence Against Women and Girls|
|2010||Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities: Progress for All|
|2011||Equal Access to Education, Training, and Science and Technology: Pathway to Decent Work for Women|
|2012||Empower Rural Women, End Poverty and Hunger|
|2013||A Promise is a Promise: Time for Action to End Violence Against Women|
|2014||Equality for Women is Progress for All|
|2015||Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture it!|
|2016||Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality|
|2017||Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030|
Now come to point:
Most of the time we women has been symbolised as weakness. But on this particular day most of those people shows us that we are strong, backbone of nation and what not!Women’s Day symbolises a woman’s determination and courage and highlights her progress made throughout the years.I agree there are several women who have exceptional contributions to society and on Women’s Day, we must extend our support and thank them for their input.
But seriously do you really think we love to listen a “Happy Women’s Day” wish from people like you who molests us, rapes us, and then finally blame us for our clothing, no matter whether we are in shorts or in burkha! Do anyone remember a single day when a woman is seen in between a group of boys and not judged as a desperate/cheap fellow? Have you really ever heard about anyone who has saved a woman from getting molested/raped? But yes, we have all seen those persons who call us “MAAL/TOTA” and what not, we have been judged for smoking in public!
I am not better taking the names of the successful women in all over the world, cause it may harm your ‘male ego’ but dear, just to remind you, you belong to a country which is represented as “MOTHERLAND”.
We, women, do not need to be embraced on a particular day. Cause every single day we embrace our womenhood and hence we want some minimum respect from you every day.
How does a man who is beating his wife everynight wish his colleagues/relatives/daughter a “Happy Womnen’s Day”? How does a guy wish us the same who directly judge his friends with her curves and not by her inner-beauty? How does someone shows us respect when he’s taking dowry to get married? Who has given him the right to even touch his mother’s feet who is killing a girl child in his wife’s womb?
We do not need all these fake wishes, or any kind of cultural events organized for us on a particular day.
We deserve mutual respect every single second, cause it is us who give birth to you bearing the tremendous pain for around NINE MONTHS!
Cheers to our WOMENHOOD!
And cheers to your MANHOOD too if you have got my point and take a step forward!