Thursday, March 06, 2008

International Women's Day on March 8

International Women's Day, a global day of celebration, is the day connecting all women around the world and inspirinng them to achieve their full potential. IWD celebrates the collective power of women past, present and future. Each year on March 8 thousands of International Women's Day events occur all around the world, from Alaska to Zambia, the website says. and I ask: What shall we do, people of the Bahamas, my homeland, to celebrate women's collective power?

Reportedly the first International Women's Day was lanched on March 8, 1911 in Copenhagen by Clara Zetkin, Leader of the Women's Office for the Social Democratic Party in Germany. (Wow, I hope she meant to include brown women like me. O well, here I am.) Apparently, organisations, companies, governments and media all around the world are planning meaningful International Women's Day actiities. Sisterin, what are we going to do?

I'm considering a series of interviews here at Womanishwords that could begin on International Women's Day. with a member of parliament, a prize winning author (or two, or three), a respected civil servant, a university professor (or two mor three) asking them for their best ideas on how to improve the lives of women and children of the Bahamas and especially those at the most risk. If they could be Minister of Women's Affairs for a time, what would be the top five actions they would take?

What do you think awakened sisters?

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