Happy INTERNATIONAL WOMAN’S DAY from AMG Logistics #ChooseToChallenge

International Woman’s day 2021

Every year on the 8th of March is celebrated as International Women’s Day all over the world.

The day honors the social, economic, cultural and political contributions of women from all walks of life, while emphasizing the day-to-day challenges they face in the workplace. Women from every part of the globe come together on March 8, which is also a call for action to accelerate gender diversity.

From AMG Logistics – Happy International Woman’s Day to all our valued female staff and customers

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is “#Choose to Challenge.”

This year’s focus is to illustrate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

History of International Woman’s Day

The origins of International Women’s Day can be traced back to 28 February 1909.

The Socialist Party of America had set this day in honour of  the garment workers’ strike in New York on 8 March 1909.

However, much later, the word ‘International Women’s Day’ was invented.

The first public celebration of the day, worldwide, took place in 1911, when women from many European countries took part in demonstrations.

In addition, as a surprise to the world, millions of women took to the streets to claim the right to vote and the right to hold elected office.

 The demonstration then turned out to be multi-layer topics, with women starting to protest against gender inequality in jobs and demanding fair pay.

Another important explanation for marking International Women’s Day on 8 March is that, on this very day, women textile workers in St Petersburg took to the streets to demonstrate, and this act was the ignition power of the Russian Revolution.

The United Nations eventually recognized the day and began to celebrate it from 1967 onwards.

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These motivational and encouraging quotations from women this International Women’s Day:

“Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world”—Hillary Clinton

“Empowering women is key to building a future we want”—Amartya Sen

“A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.”- Eleanor Roosevelt.

“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman” – Margaret Thatcher

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Celebrations around the world

(From Wikipedia.org)

The day is an official holiday in Afghanistan,[57] Angola, Armenia,[58] Azerbaijan,[59][60] Belarus,[61] Burkina Faso,[62] Cambodia,[63] China (for women only),[64] Cuba,[65] Georgia,[66] Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Kazakhstan,[67] Kyrgyzstan,[68] Laos,[69] Madagascar (for women only),[70] Moldova,[71] Mongolia,[72] Nepal, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine,[73] Uzbekistan,[74] Vietnam,[75] and Zambia.[76]

In some countries, such as Australia,[77] Cameroon,[78] Croatia,[79] Romania,[80] Bosnia and Herzegovina,[81] Bulgaria[82] and Chile,[83] the day is not a public holiday, but is widely observed nonetheless.

On this day it is customary for men to give the women in their lives– friends, mothers, wives, girlfriends, daughters, colleagues, etc.– flowers and small gifts (although to many this seems cloyingly old-fashioned and rather to miss the point). In some countries (such as Bulgaria and Romania) it is also observed as an equivalent of Mother’s Day, where children also give small presents to their mothers and grandmothers.[80] In Russia, the day has lost all political context through the time, becoming simply a day to honor women and feminine beauty.[84]

In the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, huge Soviet-style celebrations were held annually. After the fall of Communism, the holiday, generally considered to be one of the major symbols of the old regime, fell into obscurity. International Women’s Day was re-established as an official “important day” by the Parliament of the Czech Republic in 2004[85] on the proposal of the Social Democrats and Communists. This has provoked some controversy as a large part of the public as well as the political right see the holiday as a relic of the nation’s Communist past.[85]

The day is widely celebrated in France, as Journée internationale des femmes. To celebrate the day in Italy, men give yellow mimosas to women.[86][87] Communist politician Teresa Mattei chose the mimosa in 1946 as the symbol of IWD in Italy because she felt that the French symbols of the day, violets and lily-of-the-valley, were too scarce and expensive to be used effectively in Italy.[88]

In the United States, actress and human rights activist Beata Pozniak worked with the Mayor of Los Angeles and the Governor of California to lobby members of the US Congress to propose official recognition of the holiday. In February 1994, by Beata Pozniak suggestion, the H. J. Res. 316 was introduced by Representative Maxine Waters, along with 79 cosponsors, in an attempt to officially recognize March 8 of that year as International Women’s Day. The bill was subsequently referred to, and remained in, the House Committee on Post Office and Civil Service. No vote of either house of Congress was achieved on this piece of legislation.[89]

Since 2019, International Women’s Day has also been celebrated as a public holiday in the federal state of Berlin, Germany.[90]

In Pakistan, the Aurat March has challenged misogyny since 2018.[91]

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