An anonymous proverb goes: “Sure God created man before woman. But then you always make a rough draft before the final masterpiece.” BeyondHeadlines celebrates 100th International Women’s Day.
We invited girls and women to pen their thoughts on the occasion. Here is a selection.
Nilakshi Sharma (student): We should ask for the reason of declining sex ratio of girls over boys, reasons for the atrocities against women and reasons for their sexual harassment. It is high time for women to wake up and fight against this discrimination. International Women’s Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day, is celebrated on March 8 every year. It is a major day of global celebration for women. In different regions, the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political and social achievements. This day is also called as anti-sexiest day, which no discrimination against female. So after knowing the real meaning of Women’s Day, we should celebrate this day to spread the awareness against this discrimination, which the women have to face at home, in educational institutes or in society in general.
Priyanka Kapil (student): The most beautiful creature God made on the earth is female who are filled with lots of emotions, feelings and courage and the who can give birth to child. International Women’s Day is meant, according to me, to encourage women, be they home maker or professional.
Chaitanya Janker (student): Why is there an International Women’s Day? Why not International Men’s Day? Because we know that our society is male dominated, and many people do not even know that something like International Women’s Day exists. We keep on blaming men that they do not treat women equal to them. However, in reality, women themselves are not aware of their rights. We are taught that men and women are equal but in practice, it is not witnessed. If women want themselves to be treated equally, we need to rise and speak up for our rights.