It’s the day to celebrate
It’s the day to think
For all that the world have done
To the charming colour pink
They blocked off her way
They chased her that day
They stormed all her life
Her blurred eyes did say
They found her so helpless
They made her to cry
They turned her life to hell
And forced her to die
But let me say a word
A word full of hope
She made her way out
And learned how to cope
A woman, a mother, a wife
With patience she strives
Caring, bearing and working
Still struggling with life
Typed and Edited by:
Kogwuonye Patrick Onyeka
University of Benin
March 8 is International Women’s Day every year. The day has been observed since the early 1900s. It was 1908, more than 100 years ago, that women finally stood up and demanded better working conditions and the right to vote. We think of the 60s as the decade of feminism, but the first feminists were grandmothers by then.
International Women’s Day can be traced back to the women’s suffrage movement starting in the 19th century. Over many decades, women achieved tremendous progress in many areas of life.
The purpose of International Women’s Day is to;
1. bring attention to the social, political, economic, and cultural issues that women face
2. advocate for the advance of women within all those areas.(social, political, economic, and cultural)
As the organizers of the celebration state, “Through purposeful collaboration, we can help women advance and unleash the limitless potential offered to economies the world over.”
The day is often also used to recognize women who’ve made significant contributions to the advancement of their gender.
Insightful Quotes About Womenhood
My question for my fellow bloggers/viewers/readers:
1. What’s your opinion and contributions on this post/poem?
2. What are the things your mother have done that are worthy of appreciation?
3.What are your advice to young women/mothers in the outside world?
Please let me know all your reactions, views and insights in the comment box below!
Credited to : MY MOTHER AND MY SISTER
MRS KOGWUONYE RITA NGOZI
SISTER KOGWUONYE HENRIETTA OGOR