Every year the 8th of March is celebrated as International Women’s Day. This was the day that originally called International Working Women’s Day. In several countries it is not celebrated at all. In Uzbekistan where I come from, this day is not only celebrated widely but also got the official status of holiday and day-off.
Personally for me, as a woman, any day must be my prove of LOVE. First of all, I mean the self-acceptance of that fact that the woman is able to achieve anything that her heart desires. She is flexible, she can love, this is a great present to those who surround her, family, friends and any people Of her environment, wherever, whatever the conditions are. This is her power. This is inspiration for those who are in need. But this is not the competition with the Man! Being brought up in oriental manners I do deeply respect and admire the Man, who is born to carry the hard responsibilities and to persist to temptation to conceit in success.
Particularly today I would like to remember some of the Women who made a contribution in the development the humanity. They inspire me much.
I would like to wish all the women be happy and remember their power and the men who surround them appreciate the treasure that they have.
The first woman and the first civilian in space. She started working early as her family lost her father during the 2nd World War.
The French Minister of Health, pushed forward the law legalizing abortion in France on 17 January 1975. She was one of the survivors from the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp where she lost part of her family.
Russian model, philanthropist founder of the “Naked Heart Foundation”, a philanthropic organization. One of the sisters of Natalya has cerebral palsy. She early helped her mother to raise the family out of poverty.
Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate.
Uzbek-Soviet actress, who interpreted the roles of the Mother, who struggled for the happiness of their children in such films like “You’re not an orphan“. This film is based on real history: the Uzbek family adopted 15 children from tthe different nationalities, evacuated in Uzbekistan during the War II.
The founder of the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation. Her name became a symbol of charity and love to people.
Nigerian novelist, nonfiction writer and short story writer
“We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller
We say to girls: “You can have ambition, but not too much
You should aim to be successful, but not too successful
Otherwise, you will threaten the man”
Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage
I am expected to make my life choices
Always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important
Now, marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support
But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage
And we don’t teach boys the same?
We raise girls to see each other as competitors
Not for jobs or for accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing
But for the attention of men
We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are
Feminist: a person who believes in the social
Political, and economic equality of the sexes”
Russian politician who ran in the Russian presidential election. She was involved as one of the negotiators during the Moscow theater hostage.
British actress and humanitarian
German politician, leader of the European Union. She was also ranked as the world’s second most powerful person by Forbes magazine in 2012 and 2015, the highest ranking ever achieved by a woman.