By Aaron Berhane March 2009 International Women’s Day has been observed since 1911 to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of wom...
By Aaron Berhane
International Women’s Day has been observed since 1911 to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women worldwide.
On this day (March 8), women evaluate themselves, open up their minds to learn from their peers and encourage one another. They find out if their equality is realized in practice.
Women’s roles in social, economic and political arenas of society continue to grow. Women express themselves by writing in newspapers and orally at public gatherings. They play an exemplary role for their children by running businesses and becoming involved in administration. They overcame tremendous challenges to do this.
Even though some of our sisters are very successful, others lag far behind. They haven’t gone to school; they are victims of domestic violence and struggle to raise their children without their husbands’ support. They are still stuck in work that doesn’t allow them to upgrade themselves.
We must unleash these ladies from their traps and help them master themselves. If we really believe in them, they will prosper in business, become leaders and play crucial roles wherever they find themselves.
Therefore, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, let’s ask ourselves if we’re really encouraging our mothers, sisters and wives to succeed.
Happy Women’s Day!