In the year 1908, 15000 women marched through the city of New York demanding shorter hours of work, better pay and voting rights. That was the dawn of International Women’s Day which was finally recognized and celebrated worldwide in 1911 to salute the economic, political and social achievements of women – yesterday, today and tomorrow. Since then many things changed. Yet so many remain the same. From the late night streets of Delhi to the pubs in Mangalore, with the most hideous forms of violence against women in Afghanistan to the recurring acid attacks in Pakistan – women continue to struggle for their existence till date. I believe in equal rights and opportunities of all women on earth and appreciate the extraordinary saga of every ordinary woman.
Happy Women’s Day!!!Proud to be a woman.