Every year on March 8th, the world celebrates the achievements and strides made by women in diverse fields ranging from political to the social, economical, and cultural fields.
This day is an important reminder of how, despite the adversities, womankind continues to not only thrive but make rapid progress in all areas.
It is particularly significant this year, because just when we started to think women have come a long way and, at least in evolved societies, work is not relegated according to gender, BOOM comes the pandemic and it ripped apart any delusion we might have of having finally achieved equality.
Reports have shown how the work was unfavorably skewed for the females, especially mothers, so much so that four times as many women as men dropped out of the labor force in September last year, threatening to set gender equity back a generation!
So yes, we still have a long way to go!
International Women’s Day, 2021
For 2021, the chosen theme for International Women’s Day is #ChooseToChallenge. On the site internationalwomensday.com, it says: “A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day.
We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.
From challenge comes change, so let’s all choose to challenge.”
So, raise your hand up high to show you are in!!
Raise your hand to show solidarity and support, and commit to choose to challenge and call out gender inequality.
History of International Women’s Day:
Officially recognized by the United Nations in 1977, International Women’s Day first emerged from the activities of labor movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe.
The first National Woman’s Day was observed in the United States on 28 February. The Socialist Party of America designated this day in honor of the 1908 garment workers’ strike in New York, where women protested against working conditions.
But the first milestone in the US was much earlier – in 1848. Indignant over women being barred from speaking at an anti-slavery convention, Americans Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott congregate a few hundred people at their nation’s first women’s rights convention in New York. Together they demand civil, social, political, and religious rights for women in a Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions. A movement is born.(Source: un.org)
Call Emmy ( Then DispatchMom ) and challenging Gender Inequality:
DispatchMom’s founder, Arezou Zarafshan has always been vocal about the pressure working moms face, especially in post COVID era. And one of the prime reasons behind starting this business was the thought that women should not have to choose between being a mom and having a career.
DispatchMom, therefore, strives to take off the everyday stress of a mom’s life through the on-demand App for life’s chores so that you, the new-age mom, can be the awesome woman that she is!
To all the awesome, hard-working, and strong women out there, we here, at DispatchMom, wish you a Happy International Women’s Day!!