Women around the world are marking International Women’s Day on Wednesday, with some wearing red to work and others taking the day off to go on strike or join rallies calling for equal rights. The entire planet (bar none) should be a part of this celebration, because we all come from those we celebrate!
International Women’s Day, which started in the early 1900s, is an annual celebration recognizing women’s economic, political and social achievements. It also serves to highlight the ongoing struggle for gender equality worldwide.
Denying the rights of women and girls is not only wrong in itself, it has a serious social and economic impact that holds us all back
“Denying the rights of women and girls is not only wrong in itself,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a statement on Monday. “It has a serious social and economic impact that holds us all back. Gender equality has a transformative effect that is essential to fully functioning communities, societies and economies.”
Trump posted two tweets on Wednesday marking International Women’s Day, asking others to join him in “honoring the critical role of women here in America and around the world.”