United Voices

International Women’s Day March 8




Americans are encouraged to set aside a few minutes on March 8 to mentally unite in our intention to further world progress and peace in celebration of International Women’s Day. Marked annually by women’s groups around the world since 1909, the United Nations first designated this date as the official international holiday in a 1975 resolution proclaiming United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace. The occasion recognizes that securing full enjoyment of fundamental human rights and freedoms requires the active participation, equality and development of women. It also acknowledges women’s vital contributions in these areas. 

International Women’s Day addresses the centuries-old struggle of women eager to participate in society on an equal footing with men. It’s a time to reflect upon advancements, call for helpful changes and celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of women’s rights.


For information on local events visit www.GatherTheWomen.org.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More from Natural Awakenings

Happy Furry Home

If you love to live with pets but not their dirty feet and fluff balls, here are effective strategies to keep our space—and theirs—sparkling clean.

Raising a Music Lover

Adding an M for music to the three R’s boosts students’ self-confidence and bolsters not only their appreciation of music but also vocabulary and math skills.

The Secret of Sublime Living

When we pay attention to life’s small, sweet pleasures, we enter into sublime experiences of pure perfection.

Vegan Diet Benefits Kids’ Heart Health

Obese youngsters between the ages of 9 and 18 fared better in heart-health markers when adhering to a vegan plant-based diet than their counterparts following the American Heart Association diet.

Black Raspberries Bolster Heart Health

In a Korean study, the robust compounds in black raspberries significantly decreased artery stiffness and increased cells that help repair blood vessels.
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags